Archive for December 16th, 2013

InlandPolitics: S.B. County set to increase pension contributions

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Monday, December 16, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Pension costs continue to escalate in Southern California’s San Bernardino County.

The county’s adoption of a two-tier system fostered by a new January 1, 2013 law hasn’t stemmed the red, at least not yet.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am

The release last week of detailed plans for building water tunnels beneath the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta touches off a legal and political battle that could take years to resolve.

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CapitolWeekly: Top tales: 2013′s key political yarns

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By John Howard
Posted 12.15.2013

For the followers of California politics, non-election years usually are yawns. Not so 2013: One would be hard pressed to find a year with more hot-button events fraught with statewide political ramifications, and even local stories — the trials in Bell, for example — capturing wide attention.

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Politico: Poll on Obamacare: Unease, dismay

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Part of the HealthCare.gov website is pictured. | AP Photo

Fourteen percent said coverage for spouses is being restricted or eliminated. | AP Photo
By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 12/15/13 2:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.

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