Archive for January 23rd, 2014

The PE: REGION: Supervisor touts district accomplishments

Jeff Stone

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone addresses a crowd of 370 people at the ninth annual Third District Economic Development Forum on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Pechanga Resort & Casino. (Craig Shultz/Staff)

January 22, 2014; 04:04 PM

Jeff Stone went fishing and horseback riding and stuffed his mouth with grapes Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The Riverside County supervisor wasn’t taking the day off, he was just poking a little fun at himself in a video highlighting the region as part of the ninth annual Third District Economic Development Forum.

To read story by Craig Shultz in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

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Mayoral candidate Wendy McCammack, speaks at the San Bernardino Mayoral Debate against candidate Carey Davis Wednesday January 22, 2014 at Cal State San Bernardino in San Bernardino. LaFonzo Carter — Staff Photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/22/14, 8:55 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> A feisty debate between mayoral candidates Carey Davis and Wendy McCammack on Wednesday evening fleshed out many of the themes both candidates have emphasized in other forums, resolving issues on which the two had accused each other of dishonesty and accentuating some policy differences.

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Councilman Robert Jenkins Rachel Luna — Staff photographer

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 01/22/14, 10:40 AM PST |

RIVERSIDE >> San Bernardino Councilman Robert Jenkins’ felony settlement conference scheduled for Wednesday was postponed until Feb. 26.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Brown’s speech pedestrian, clunky

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Dan Walters

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 – 9:55 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 – 7:49 am

Jerry Brown began his State of the State address Wednesday by defending the annual ritual vis-à-vis critics who say it has become outmoded and irrelevant.

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George Skelton

CAPITOL JOURNAL

By George Skelton
Capitol Journal
January 22, 2014, 6:24 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — So the state of the state’s governor is static — at least until he is safely reelected.

Until the election year blows over, Gov. Jerry Brown is stationary — in a crouch, protecting himself politically, satisfied with the status quo.

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UTSanDiego: State of affairs not as rosy as Brown claims

Jerry Brown

The governor glosses over debt and poverty (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Steven Greenhut
Jan. 22, 2014

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown offered a buoyant take on California’s fiscal situation during his State of the State address in the Assembly chambers on Wednesday morning. Amid cheers from Democratic legislators, Brown touted California’s fiscal resurgence and chided commentators who had suggested that he skip this traditional exercise of pomp and circumstance.

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announces his run for California governor in Baldwin Park. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / November 5, 2013)

By Seema Mehta
January 22, 2014, 12:36 p.m.

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, said Wednesday that Gov. Jerry Brown should return any budget surplus to taxpayers rather than increase spending, because voters approved temporary tax increases in 2012 to shore up the state’s finances.

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UTSanDiego: Atkins elected assembly Speaker

California Assembly Seal

Democrat to be first from S.D. in the post
By Michael Gardner
Jan. 22, 2014 – Updated6:36 p.m.

San Diego’s Toni Atkins on Wednesday was elected as the next Assembly speaker — a powerful post that will put her in the position to directly negotiate compromises with Gov. Jerry Brown as the state confronts complex and controversial issues from the budget to the drought to education.

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Drought Watch

Posted on January 22, 2014 | By clochhead@sfchronicle.com (Carolyn Lochhead)

In what looks to be a replay of the water wars of 2009, three Central Valley House Republicans said Wednesday they are drafting legislation to open the delta spigots to send more water to parched farms and take it away from fish and environmental restoration.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 22, 2014
By Richard Chang

California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye today said Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget shortchanges the judicial branch.

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UTSanDiego: Political corruption case grows

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By Craig Gustafson
Jan. 22, 2014

The corruption case involving a Mexican businessman trying to illegally influence San Diego elections widened Wednesday as a City Hall lobbyist was added to the conspiracy charges and politicians rushed to return campaign contributions from those tainted by the scandal.

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Politico: Kevin McCarthy backs path to legal status

Lee Terry, Bill Shuster, Kevin McCarthy

McCarthy has expressed support for legal status before. | AP Photo

By SEUNG MIN KIM | 1/22/14 9:34 AM EST

The third-ranking House Republican is offering support for a path to legal status that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants in the country to work and pay their taxes.

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Politico: Poll: Most say White House not competent

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Voters disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy 56 percent to 39 percent, the poll says. | AP Photo

By TAL KOPAN | 1/22/14 12:36 PM EST

A slim majority of Americans say the Obama administration is not competent at running the government, according to a new poll.

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