Archive for May 14th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Campaigns: Dutton pays for office history, baggage


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 – 09:15 a.m.

Not that newspaper endorsement editorials mean much in the scheme of things.

But it looks like State Senator Bob Dutton is taking it in the shorts for events he had no part of.

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Wednesday, May 14, 214 – 09:00 a.m.

As previously discussed here. Los Angeles news outlets have started coverage of the unfolding investigation into deputy-on-prisoner abuse allegations at San Bernardino County jail facilities.

To view the news feed from Los Angeles-based KNBC TV-4, click the following link:

Federal Lawsuit: San Bernardino County Deputies “Tortured” Inmates

The PE: Calvert, Cook benefit from incumbent advantage


Fundraising ability, name recognition will give decisive lift to the two members

Published: April 24, 2014 Updated: May 13, 2014 7:28 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Incumbency and established fundraising are two of the most powerful advantages two Inland congressmen have over their challengers in the June 3 primary battle.

Reps. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, and Ken Calvert, R-Corona, both have amassed war chests that outstrip their respective challengers by hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to Federal Election Commission filings released April 15.

To read story by David Hood and Elizabeth Held in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Deputy District Attorney Grover Merritt left. District Attorney Michael Ramos right.

Published: May 13, 2014 Updated: May 14, 2014 7:56 a.m.

The showdown in the June 3 election between San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos and opponent Grover Merritt, a prosecutor in his office, has been 10 years in the making.

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

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 05/13/14, 11:53 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> The city charter review committee’s recommendation to replace the section setting public safety salaries with a collective bargaining process became unanimous at the committee’s final meeting before the City Council will vote on which changes to put on the ballot.

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By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 05/13/14, 4:23 PM PDT | Updated: 41 secs ago

County CEO Greg Devereaux on Tuesday presented a $4.4 billion recommended budget for the next fiscal year to the Board of Supervisors, with 37.9 percent of spending proposed for Human Services, 19.2 percent to Law and Justice and 11.5 percent for Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 13, 2014

California’s formula to distribute money to help pay for public safety realignment lacks incentives and transparency, according to a new report by the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analyst.

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By Ed Mendel
May 14, 2014

Gov. Brown yesterday made a long-delayed proposal to get CalSTRS to full funding over the next three decades, giving the biggest rate hike to schools and smaller increases to the state and teachers.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: Brown now faces politics of prosperity

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, May. 13, 2014 – 9:46 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, May. 14, 2014 – 12:44 am

As Jerry Brown sought the governorship again, 28 years after finishing his first stint, he promised to bring adult supervision to a Capitol that badly needed it, especially in managing the state’s roller coaster finances.

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By Howard Mintz
Posted: 05/13/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT# Comments
Updated: 05/13/2014 12:26:00 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — After years of budget bloodletting, California’s courts received a $160 million bump in funding in Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget plan — although with some strings attached and a stern warning that the state’s judicial leaders need to do more to tighten spending.

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Hillary Clinton

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies before the Senate in 2013 in glasses that spawned a critique of her health by Republican strategist Karl Rove. (Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images)

Cathleen Decker
May 14, 2014

Judged strictly as strategy, and not, say, for its morality, Karl Rove’s blast at Hillary Clinton on Tuesday demonstrated how the game of political trickery manifests itself in the Internet age. Allegation reported, allegation denied, outrage from the victimized party, all bouncing across the Web, the initial accusation repeated each and every time — a whisper campaign given full baying voice.

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