Archive for November 28th, 2013

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.

InlandPolitics.com would like to wish everyone a pleasant and peaceful holiday.

Riverside-County-Seal

November 27, 2013

Riverside County needs tighter controls on the amount of leave employees can accrue before they leave, county supervisors said following news of a payout exceeding $900,000 to the former hospital CEO.

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

The PE: CONGRESS: New post a boon for Calvert

Ken Calvert

Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona.

November 27, 2013; 04:43 PM

Veteran Inland Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, will have more influence over federal spending, energy policy and environmental regulation as head of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Yxstian Gutierrez

Moreno Valley City Councilman Yxstian Gutierrez won an extension to file a legal response with the state attorney general.

November 27, 2013; 12:55 PM

Moreno Valley Councilman Yxstian Gutierrez won an extension to respond to a residents’ request to sue to remove him from public office.

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

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 27, 2013

Only 329 votes stood between Assembly Republicans and an upset special election victory last week in the San Fernando Valley’s 45th Assembly District.

In September, a longtime Republican-newly-registered-independent finished just 400 votes behind the Democrat in the Inland Empire’s 52nd Assembly District.

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Barack Obama

Obama, flanked by new registrants and small business owners speaking about the Affordable Care Act at the White House in October (Photograph by Doug Mills/The New York Times via Redux)

Bloomberg-Businessweek

Benefits
By John Tozzi November 27, 2013

The piece of healthcare.gov meant for small businesses won’t work for an additional year, the White House admitted today. The administration is sending small businesses to insurance agents and brokers for the next year to buy health insurance.

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A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance in Miami

A busy screen is shown on the laptop of a Certified Application Counselor as he attempted to enroll an interested person for Affordable Care Act insurance, known as Obamacare, at the Borinquen Medical Center in Miami, Florida October 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

By David Morgan
WASHINGTON Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:22pm EST

(Reuters) – The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic health insurance website work smoothly for the “vast majority” of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by January 1 may not be able to get it – even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a plan.

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hour-glass

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein
Thursday, November 28, 2013

Days before the Obama administration’s self-imposed Nov. 30 deadline for fixing HealthCare.gov, its technology team is scrambling to build a new part of the Web site as a workaround that would enable more people to buy health insurance without relying directly on the site.

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