Archive for January 5th, 2014

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: New chairman for Board of Supervisors in 2014

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January 5, 2014

Tuesday, Jan. 7 is the first meeting of 2014 for the Riverside County Board of Supervisors and one of the first orders of business is to name a board chairman and vice chairman for the new year.

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

SFChronicle: Gov. Brown’s war chest filling up fast

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Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t officially running for a second term yet, but wealthy donors are acting as if he will by writing big checks for his campaign fund. Photo: Max Whittaker/Prime, Special To The Chronicle

Carla Marinucci
Published 4:42 pm, Saturday, January 4, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown hasn’t officially declared he’ll run for a historic fourth term – but a number of wealthy donors, including health care interests, casinos, tech executives and Hollywood celebrities, have already placed their bets on his future by making hefty donations toward the 2014 governor’s race.

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State Capitol

When California legislators return from break, water bonds, prison overcrowding and a budget debate will be on their to-do list.

By Melanie Mason and Patrick McGreevy
January 4, 2014, 5:34 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Returning to the Capitol on Monday after a four-month recess, state lawmakers are set to tackle water issues, prison overcrowding and a budget debate that will be shaped largely by the state’s rosier economic outlook.

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By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
January 4, 2014, 10:24 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown will join the push for a new ballot measure to help California stockpile cash as a buffer against future recessions, according to two Capitol officials.

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Covered California

California exchange extends payment deadline

By Chad Terhune
January 4, 2014, 6:11 p.m.

Amid deepening consumer frustration, California’s health exchange extended the payment deadline to Jan. 15 for insurance coverage starting Jan. 1 under the federal healthcare law.

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By Philip Rucker and Scott Wilson
Sunday, January 5, 2014

KAILUA, Hawaii — When President Obama returns to work on Monday following his two-week vacation here, he will begin the difficult task of rebooting his second-term agenda and developing a theme of economic fairness that Democrats can run on in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

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