Archive for September 26th, 2013

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Candidate seeking write-in votes

Concepion Powell

Concepcion Powell will run as a write-in candidate for San Bernardino mayor./CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

September 25, 2013; 05:21 PM

Days after being dropped from the ballot, a San Bernardino mayoral hopeful is running as a write-in candidate.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

ontario airport

A judge ruled in favor of the city of Ontario, allowing it to continue its battle for control of L.A./Ontario International Airport.

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 09/25/13, 2:58 PM PDT |

RIVERSIDE >> A Superior Court judge has rejected a motion by Los Angeles to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Ontario to wrest control of the airport in its own backyard from L.A.

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Posted By: Bob Egelko | Sep 25 at 6:44 pm

When a federal court gave California another four weeks to reduce its prison population, Gov. Jerry Brown was furious — not because of the extension, but because the court prohibited the state from transferring inmates to out-of-state private prisons in the meantime.

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Jerry Brown

Gov. Jerry Brown has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the latest ruling blocking a state plan to send inmates to out-of-state prisons.

By Anthony York
September 25, 2013, 4:57 p.m.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration says a federal three-judge panel has overstepped its authority in blocking a state plan to send thousands of inmates to out-of-state prisons, and has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene.

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By David Siders
Published: Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 – 11:00 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 – 7:38 am

OAKLAND — In signing a bill to raise California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday not only moved to increase the state’s hourly minimum for the first time since 2008, but also handed influential business interests a rare defeat.

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U.S. House of Representatives

Conservatives appear poised to support Boehner’s strategy of using the debt ceiling, not the CR, to fight Obamacare.

By Tim Alberta
September 25, 2013 | 10:45 p.m.

Conservative Republicans in the House appear ready to back off their demands that the short-term funding resolution Congress must pass to avoid a government shutdown also defund or delay Obamacare.

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Republicans seek a strategy to fund the government but not the healthcare law before a possible shutdown. Sen. Ted Cruz’s long speech leaves them less time.

By Lisa Mascaro
September 25, 2013, 6:41 p.m.

WASHINGTON — The collapse of a GOP strategy to halt President Obama’s healthcare law has Republican leaders scrambling to find other ways to dismantle it as part of legislation needed to fund the government in a few days or trigger a shutdown.

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