Archive for October 1st, 2013

Grover Merritt

Merritt in 2006 settled for nearly $300,000 a lawsuit he filed against Ramos and San Bernardino County in which he claimed Ramos fired him in 2004 so he would not run against him two years later.

September 30, 2013

San Bernardino County Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt announced Monday, Sept. 30 that he is running to unseat his boss, current District Attorney Mike Ramos, in the June 2014 election.

To read post by Richard K. De Atley in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

InlandPolitics: This and That!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

ObamaCare begins!

Glitches galore in the first day for open enrollement in state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

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SBCO District Attorney

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

As if it was going to go unnoticed!

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos has apparently added a legal disclaimer to his official county website.

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By Joe Nelson, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 09/30/13, 11:46 AM PDT | Updated: 18 hrs ago

Veteran San Bernardino County prosecutor Grover Merritt announced Monday he will run against incumbent Michael A. Ramos for district attorney, promising to boost office morale, cut excessive office spending and fight crime using the latest in technological advances.

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 09/30/13, 8:33 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Councilman Rikke Van Johnson has said several times as he campaigns for mayor that voters should support him because he’s demonstrated his independence by never taking money from the police or fire unions.

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By Brian Sumers, Daily Breeze
Posted: 09/30/13, 8:20 PM PDT |

Citing a lack of interest from other companies that run airport concessions, Los Angeles World Airports plans to essentially renew a contract with incumbent Delaware North at L.A./Ontario International Airport at a lower rate, according to an official document.

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September 30, 2013


The Riverside County Democratic Central Committee recently received a warning from the state’s campaign finance watchdog for minor rules violations.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

SacBee: Dan Walters: California’s poverty conundrum

Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 – 7:57 am

The Census Bureau reported recently that 15 percent of California’s 38 million residents were living in poverty last year, the 20th highest rate in the nation.

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California Money

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 30, 2013

Jerry Brown has repeatedly pledged to tear down what he calls California’s “wall of debt.”

But Brown’s definition of that debt wall – about $30 billion in accumulated deficits from recent state budgets – is less than 10 percent of the debt that state and local governments have amassed, according to a new compilation by the California Taxpayers Association, if one includes unfunded liabilities for public employee pensions.

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LATimes: Full steam ahead for Obama healthcare law

Barack Obama

Brushing aside GOP opponents and the threat of a federal shutdown, Obama urges Americans to start checking out new health insurance plans.

President Obama’s signature healthcare law went into effect starting Tuesday.
By Noam N. Levey
September 30, 2013, 9:44 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Three and a half years after President Obama signed his landmark healthcare law, his administration made its final preparations Monday to begin enrolling millions of Americans in health insurance amid persistent anxiety over possible technical problems and intense opposition from Republican critics.

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By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
Posted: 09/30/2013 12:55:17 AM PDT | Updated: about 9 hours ago

WASHINGTON—For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown early Tuesday morning after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation’s health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.

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