Archive for October 30th, 2013

 Chad Mayes

Mayes

By William Cutting
Tuesday, October 30, 2013 – 07:00 p.m.

Chad Mayes, Chief of Staff to San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, is starting to ramp up his campaign efforts in his bid to win the 42nd Assembly District race.

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Legal

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

The Upland-based law firm at the center of overbilling allegations, and an investigation by the Orange County District Attorney, has retained a prominent national law firm, to possibly seek damages.

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Upland seal

By Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/30/13, 12:02 AM PDT |

UPLAND>> The City Council on Monday voted to task a subcommittee with gathering more information on several budget cutting initiatives presented by the city manager in order to keep the city fiscally solvent.

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Amazon

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 10/29/13, 11:01 AM PDT | Updated: 13 hrs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Tuesday’s “grand opening” of Amazon came a year after it actually shipped its first package — and after it doubled its employment to 1,400 people — but the timing positioned it as a sign of other blossoming developments in a beleaguered area.

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unemployment

By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 10/29/13, 8:41 PM PDT |

Nearly 1 in 5 young people between ages 16 and 24 in the Inland Empire are neither working nor in school, the nation’s worst rate, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Victorville

October 29, 2013 7:44 PM
Shea Johnson, Staff Writer

LOS ANGELES • A U.S. District Court judge will decide whether to dismiss claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging that certain Victorville officials engaged in investor fraud by inflating the value of four Southern California Logistics Airport hangars.

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Social Security - Direct Express

This undated handout image provided by the Social Security Administration shows a prepaid MasterCard debit card that Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients who do not have bank accounts have the option of getting with their benefits instead of a paper check. The annual cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that will be released Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Social Security Administration)

By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
Posted: 10/30/13, 7:02 AM PDT |

WASHINGTON — Social Security benefits for nearly 58 million people will increase by 1.5 percent next year, the government announced Wednesday.

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SBCO Seal

Oct 29, 2013
Jennifer Gollan
Government Finance Reporter

Desperate to cover a $40 million shortfall in its pension fund for retired police officers and firefighters, the city of Richmond, Calif., turned to an exotic loan.

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Liar Liar Pants on Fire

By Lena H. Sun and Sandhya Somashekhar
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A new controversy over the president’s health-care law is threatening to overshadow the messy launch of its Web site: Notices are going out to hundreds of thousands of Americans informing them that their health insurance policies are being canceled as of Dec. 31.

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Bloomberg-Businessweek

Health Care
By John Tozzi
October 29, 2013

Six months into his presidency, Barack Obama promised that his proposed health reforms wouldn’t force people who were happy with their insurance to change. “If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period,” he said. But hundreds of thousands of people are finding out that’s not the case. Insurance companies are terminating policies for many people whose insurance doesn’t meet the standards of the new health law. Here’s what you need to know:

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NationalJournal: Obama Takes Friendly Fire

Barack Obama

(Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Image)

White House
An ally of the president begins to panic over Obamacare fallout.
By Ron Fournier
October 28, 2013

“Dem Party is F****d.” That was the subject line of an email sent to me Sunday by a senior Democratic consultant with strong ties to the White House and Capitol Hill. The body of the email contained a link to this Los Angeles Times story about Obamacare “sticker shock:”

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Bullseye

Health Care
By Sam Baker
October 29, 2013

Americans for Prosperity, the advocacy group funded by the wealthy Koch brothers, is launching a new round of anti-Obamacare ads against vulnerable Democrats.

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Joint Budget Conference

Ready to go: Ryan, Murray, and Van Hollen are among the top negotiators.(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NJ Daily
By Billy House
October 29, 2013

The curtain will rise Wednesday on the long-awaited House and Senate budget conference, with 29 lawmakers set to hold their inaugural meeting—complete with opening statements—in full view of the cameras.

But after this opening performance, expect the curtain to be lowered again.

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