Archive for October 7th, 2013

Money

Monday, October 7, 2013 – 12:00 p.m.

San Bernardino County has paid out a multi-million settlement to the family of a resident, who died following an encounter with sheriff’s deputies.

The only problem? The settlement was shielded from public view.

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Jim Brulte
Jim Brulte

October 6, 2013

A story in Sunday’s Sacramento Bee puts consulting/lobbying powerhouse California Strategies under the microscope, and reveals some intra-firm tension involving partner (and former Inland lawmaker) Jim Brulte, the chairman of the California Republican Party.

To read story by Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

Campaigns

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/06/13, 7:49 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The police and fire unions whose financial support was pivotal in recent elections have spent almost nothing in comparison this year, financial statements from the candidates for mayor, city attorney and City Council show.

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By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/06/13, 5:06 PM PDT | Updated: 4 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> City attorney candidate Gary Saenz plans to boycott Wednesday’s candidate forum, saying the format is unfair.

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GOP

By Cathleen Decker
October 6, 2013, 10:17 a.m.

Their partisans in Washington have shut down the government and, as the debt ceiling deadline nears, have given much of the country a case of the shakes. But these are heady times for the tea party.

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By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 – 6:41 am

ANAHEIM — State Republican Party leaders had hoped their fall convention would be a chance to shift focus away from the ideological entanglements that have contributed to its two-decades-long decline in California.

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calpers

By Ed Mendel
Monday, October 7, 2013

A new CalPERS projection shows employer rates for the largest group of state workers increasing 27 percent over the next six years — but the focus is on the risk of how much things can change.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 – 12:00 am

Bob Deis, the city manager of insolvent Stockton, is proud of fashioning a bankruptcy plan that avoids cuts in city workers’ pensions.

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By Lori Montgomery
Monday, October 7, 2013

House Speaker John A. Boehner on Sunday defiantly rejected calls to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, warning that the nation is headed for a first-ever default unless President Obama starts negotiating with Republicans.

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