Archive for February 4th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Rush Limbaugh lands at KTIE-AM 590

Rush Limbaugh

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 10:15 a.m.

Salem Broadcasting owned and operated radio station KTIE-AM 590 (San Bernardino) has picked up the Rush Limbaugh Show.

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San Bernardino Seal

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Just 6,974 absentee ballots cast in the San Bernardino runoff election!

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John Benoit

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.

February 3, 2014

It’s safe to say the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians wants someone else to represent the 4th district on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.

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

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The departures area of San Bernardino International Airport. (Terry Pierson/Staff Photographer)

February 03, 2014; 04:08 PM

San Bernardino International Airport — the former Norton Air Force Base — may not offer commercial air service to U.S. destinations anytime soon.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Bribery conviction expunged

February 03, 2014; 06:21 PM

A Glendale businessman convicted of trying to bribe a San Bernardino County official had his sentence reduced and conviction expunged after completing most of his probation.

To read story by Imran Ghori in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Election Day

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 02/03/14, 6:27 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> It’s decision day.

Voters will decide today who they want as mayor — Wendy McCammack or Carey Davis — and who should represent the 4th and 5th wards on the City Council.

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Covered California

By Jim Steinberg, San Bernardino Sun
Posted: 02/03/14, 10:23 PM PST |

With San Bernardino County lagging in terms of sign-ups for Obamacare, state officials say they have launched a new recruiting focus to reach more potential enrollees there and in neighboring Riverside County.

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SacBee: Drought cuts into state’s hydro power supplies

Drought Watch

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 – 7:31 am

Never mind the restrictions on watering your lawn. The drought is drying up California’s supply of hydroelectricity, prompting SMUD and other utilities around the state to scramble.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 – 12:00 am

A crisis, it’s been said, is a terrible thing to waste.

Economist Paul Romer originated the aphorism a decade ago, but it’s since entered the political lexicon.

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Lobbyist

by JOHN HOWARD posted 02.03.2014
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The 10 lobbying firms in Sacramento brought in more than $40.4 million during 2013, including nearly $11.6 million during the final quarter of the year alone.

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LA County Seal

Solis, the former U.S. Labor secretary, raised $518,000 and has $433,000 cash on hand. Kuehl, a former state senator, raised $429,400 and has $300,000 in cash.

By Catherine Saillant
February 3, 2014, 8:23 p.m.

Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and former state Sen. Sheila Kuehl have a considerable fundraising jump over their rivals for two open seats on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, new campaign reports show.

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By Jean Merl
February 3, 2014, 12:30 p.m.

Former Republican state legislator Tony Strickland has launched the first radio ad in the race for an open Santa Clarita/Antelope Valley area congressional seat.

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The State Worker

The State Worker with Jon Ortiz
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
By Jon Ortiz
jortiz@sacbee.com
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 – 12:00 am

A conservative Southern California group has launched a public pension database that includes retirees’ names, their annual pension payments, years of service, last employer and year of retirement.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his radio program from Ewing, New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during his radio program, ”Ask the Governor” broadcast from Ewing, New Jersey February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mel Evans/Pool

By Edith Honan
NEW YORK Mon Feb 3, 2014 9:30pm EST

(Reuters) – As documents subpoenaed by investigating New Jersey lawmakers began pouring in on Monday, Governor Chris Christie said he “unequivocally” had no knowledge of a plan by some of his top aides to snarl traffic near the busy George Washington Bridge.

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