Archive for November 21st, 2013

LATimes: Desert Hot Springs declares fiscal emergency to avoid bankruptcy

Desert Hot Springs Seal

Desert Hot Springs has declared a fiscal emergency as it seeks to avert a second bankruptcy filing.

By Rick Rojas
November 20, 2013, 4:20 p.m.

Officials in Desert Hot Springs have declared a fiscal emergency in an attempt to avert a second bankruptcy as the Palm Springs-area city approaches insolvency.

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By Tracy Seipel and Jessica Calefati
Staff writers
Posted: 11/20/2013 08:12:48 PM PST
Updated: 11/21/2013 12:26:49 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — One million Californians whose medical insurance policies don’t comply with the new health care law will most likely not be allowed to keep them for another year, according to sources close to the state’s new insurance exchange.

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Moreno Valley - Anti Recall

Debra Craig, of Concerned Citizens of Moreno Valley, tapes a recall sign on a light pole near an anti-recalll sign on Monday, Nov. 11. (Stan Lim/Staff Photographer)

November 20, 2013; 10:56 AM

A battle over ousting the City Council is coming down to the wire in Moreno Valley, where residents appalled by a federal political corruption investigation are pitted against targets of the probe and their allies.

To read story by Suzanne Hurt in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Bill Emmerson

State Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, has announced he will leave office Dec. 1, before finishing his term./AP

November 20, 2013; 05:38 PM

The timing of state Sen. Bill Emmerson’s surprise announcement Nov. 8 that he will leave office before the end of his term in 2016 briefly raised suspicions in Sacramento.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enmterprise, click here.

SFChronicle: Good news, California: Surplus is $2.4 billion

California Seal

Melody Gutierrez
Updated 10:38 pm, Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sacramento –For the first time in nearly a decade, California is collecting more revenue than it is spending and will finish the fiscal year with an extra $2.4 billion, according to a report released Wednesday by the Legislature’s nonpartisan budget analyst.

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Harry Reid

Reid: Another year of Obamacare debates ahead for Dems.(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

NJ Daily

Insurance cancellations and the employer mandate will both hit just before the 2014 midterms.
By Sam Baker
November 20, 2013

Some of Obamacare’s most damaging political narratives will be getting a fresh look right before next year’s midterms, thanks to delays in the law’s implementation.

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