Archive for February 13th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Lawyers from former Upland law firm haven’t went away

Legal

Thursday, February 13, 2014 – 12:00 p.m.

Attorneys from a now-dissolved Upland-based law firm haven’t went away by any stretch of the imagination…..

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scales-of-justice

February 12, 2014; 09:53 PM

California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye urged Inland attorneys to lobby local legislators for funding to bring the area more judges, and pushed back on criticisms that the state court system is solely responsible for its financial straits.

To read story by Richard K. De Atley in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 12, 2014

Reacting to this week’s announcement that a Sacramento lobbyist is paying a six-figure fine for making illegal campaign contributions by hosting lavish political fundraisers at his home, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia introduced a bill Wednesday to ban the practice.

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GOP

By Tony Perry
February 12, 2014, 3:25 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, some are wondering what his easy victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez means for the statewide GOP.

Faulconer beat Alvarez 55% to 45%.

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calpers

By Dale Kasler
dkasler@sacbee.com
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 – 10:28 pm

CalPERS and Gov. Jerry Brown agree the pension fund needs to significantly raise its contribution rates to keep up with ever-increasing life expectancies.

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down-arrow

By Andrew Khouri
February 12, 2014, 10:42 a.m.

Southern California home prices in January posted their smallest year-over-year gain in more than a year, as the housing market showed signs of slowing.

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LATimes: Senate clears debt ceiling bill in dramatic vote

Debt Limit

By Lisa Mascaro
February 12, 2014, 1:59 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Wednesday to legislation allowing more federal borrowing to pay the nation’s bills, ending the last three years of partisan brinkmanship over the debt limit, but not without a last-minute protest led by tea party Republicans in the Senate.

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The Hill: Election mode hits the Capitol

The Hill

Greg Nash
By Alexander Bolton – 02/12/14 06:00 AM EST

Democrats and Republicans are clearing the decks of dangerous political issues that could sink their chances in the midterm elections.

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