Archive for November 25th, 2013

Eloise Gomez Reyes

Eloise Gomez Reyes

November 24, 2013

A Democrat in San Bernardino County’s highly competitive 31st Congressional District is asking the state party to look into what she describes as an unfair process by which local Democratic clubs endorse candidates.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

Bonnie Garcia

Bonnie Garcia

November 25, 2013

Bonnie Garcia is trying to make southwest Riverside County an active battleground in the race for the 28th Senate District seat.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The P-E Political Empire Blog, click here.

The Sun: Experts to study San Bernardino Fire Department

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/24/13, 5:39 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again — but try something different the fourth time.

That’s how Councilman Fred Shorett approached his attempts to find out how much money could be saved by contracting out for fire protection services, failing to get approval from the necessary four members of the City Council at three consecutive meetings and then modifying the request in a way that passed unanimously.

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Gary Miller

Miller

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 11/24/13, 8:49 PM PST |

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, has introduced a bill that would enable economically challenged areas in the Inland Empire to qualify for “empowerment zones,” similar to the state’s enterprise zones, which are being phased out by the end of the year.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 – 12:00 am

Let’s start with the basics about California’s highway network, which a few decades ago was considered to be among the world’s best.

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By Ed Mendel
Mondaya, November 25, 2013

A federal judge last week set a hearing on approval of Stockton’s plan to exit bankruptcy for next March 5. But the hearing could turn into a multi-day trial if the city can’t cut a deal with the last holdout creditor, two Franklin bond funds.

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Kathleen Sebelius

Kathleen Sebelius testifies about the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Health Care

Obamacare’s problems are creating two tiers of insurance exchanges, a scenario no one ever wanted to see.
By Dustin Volz
November 24, 2013

Red-State America’s abdication on Obamacare sparked fears of a nation divided, one in which some citizens enjoyed shiny new insurance exchanges while their brethren languished in failed or failing systems.

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Politico: John Boehner’s premiums spike under Obamacare

John Boehner

House Speaker John Boehner is shown. | AP Photo

Boehner and his wife currently pay a monthly premium of $433 for family coverage. | AP Photo
By JONATHAN ALLEN | 11/24/13 5:44 PM EST

House Speaker John Boehner’s health insurance premiums will nearly double — and his deductibles will almost triple — as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to figures provided by his office at POLITICO’s request.

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ObamaCare

From top left: Mary Landrieu, Bruce Braley, Barack Obama, Mark Begich and Diana DeGette are pictured in this composite. | AP Photos

Democrats in Congress worry that Obamacare’s rollout has left them vulnerable in 2014.
By JONATHAN ALLEN | 11/25/13 4:56 AM EST Updated: 11/25/13 6:52 AM EST

Some Capitol Hill Democrats are preparing to launch broadsides against President Barack Obama if the Affordable Care Act website isn’t fixed by the end of the month.

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