Archive for January 9th, 2014

DailyBulletin: Candidates for 40th Assembly District receive endorsements

Campaigns

By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 01/08/14, 9:23 PM PST |

Candidates for the 40th Assembly District have been busy gathering support for their runs in what is expected to be a competitive race.

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A blueprint of the governor’s budget includes billions of dollars for schools, healthcare and other programs.

By Chris Megerian and Anthony York
January 8, 2014, 10:29 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — When he unveils his new budget plan Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown will propose billions of dollars in new spending on schools, healthcare, social services and environmental programs as California reaps the benefits of an economic turnaround.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 8, 2014

California’s political watchdog agency is investigating whether money laundering took place during Assemblyman Roger Hernandez’s 2010 campaign and is fighting with his lawyer to get access to bank records, according to a filing this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.

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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 – 1:01 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 – 1:26 pm

Although millions of dollars in state employee pay raises ride on estimates of government revenue in 2014-15, Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal Friday won’t give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down on across-the-board compensation hikes.

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In a new survey, 64% of California patients said they were not always seen within 15 minutes of their appointment time.

By Chad Terhune
January 8, 2014, 7:00 a.m.

Californians searching for a doctor have new ratings from Consumer Reports on 170 physician groups statewide.

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Money

Federal officials often tout the dollar amounts in settlements, but credits and tax deductions reduce the actual amount paid.

By Jim Puzzanghera
January 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Concerned that targets of federal investigations are getting off lightly, two senators proposed legislation requiring the government to disclose all the details about settlements that allow companies to duck trials on allegations of wrongdoing.

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Graphic courtesy Tracey Robinson and Will Feltus, National Media Research Planning and Placement LLC

By Reid Wilson
January 8 at 12:02 pm

When we took a look at consumer data showing correlations between an individual’s favorite spirits and his or her political leanings, we were inundated by one query: What about beer?

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