Archive for January 7th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Morrell publishes extensive endorsement list

Mike Morrell

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – 04:30 p.m.

State Assemblyman Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) released his list of endorsements Tuesday afternoon.

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Bogh

By Patrick McGreevy
January 7, 2014, 10:25 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Former state Assemblyman Russell Bogh has agreed to pay a $3,000 fine to the state ethics agency for exceeding a limit on the size of campaign contributions in his unsuccessful 2010 campaign for state Senate.

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Ontario International Airport

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/06/14, 3:53 PM PST |

ONTARIO >> For the first time in several months, Ontario and Los Angeles officials are expected to discuss the possibility of turning over control of LA/Ontario International Airport to a local agency.

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Marion Ashley

Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley.

January 6, 2014 by Jeff Horseman

A second candidate has filed papers to run against Riverside County Supervisor Marion Ashley.

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

Agua Caliente Casino

The Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians, which runs casinos in Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, is suing Riverside County over what tribal officials describe as an illegal tax imposed on their reservation.

January 06, 2014; 05:26 PM

An Inland Indian tribe is taking Riverside County to court over what tribal officials say is an illegal tax that doesn’t benefit their reservation.

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

Riverside County Sheriff

January 6, 2014 by Brian Rokos

Riverside County over the weekend rolled out its much-anticipated and long-delayed public safety radio system that officials say will stretch the signal’s reach and streamline communication between agencies during major emergencies.

To read story by Brian Rokos in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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By Jeremy B. White and Laurel Rosenhall
jwhite@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – 8:06 am

Lawmakers welcomed new members and cautiously reunited with a scandal-marred incumbent during the first day of the 2014 legislative session.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – 12:00 am

Jerry Brown may be getting desperate about keeping the state’s increasingly unpopular – not to mention financially and legally challenged – bullet train project alive.

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Mimi Walters, Ray Haynes

Former State Senator Ray Haynes.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 6, 2014

Republican Ray Haynes is weighing a run for Congress in the Southern California desert.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 6, 2014

California’s political ethics watchdog continued its proactive approach to enforcing the state’s political reform act last year, with prosecutions of serious campaign cases and lobbying violations reaching record highs in 2013.

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State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly left. Governor Jerry Brown right.

By Seema Mehta
January 6, 2014, 6:18 p.m.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly, in a video released Monday to introduce his campaign manager, blames Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison policy for the rape and murder of a 76-year-old woman in Stockton, and argues that the governor’s attempts to reduce prison crowding amounted to a true “war on women.”

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Covered California

Covered California is still sorting through paper applications for health insurance starting Jan. 1, and some people are having trouble related to invoices, coverage confirmation or online payments.

By Chad Terhune
January 6, 2014, 7:16 p.m.

Paperwork and computer glitches are still tripping up some eager consumers who are seeking coverage through California’s insurance exchange and its 11 health plans.

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Healthcare

National health care spending decreased slightly as a share of the economy in 2012 due to higher growth in the U.S. gross domestic product. But use of health care services—including hospital care—was on the rise.(Shutterstock)
Health Care

Federal report finds health spending continued its slow climb in 2012.
By Clara Ritger
January 6, 2014

Growth in national health spending remained low for the fourth consecutive year, an annual federal report says.

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