Archive for October 12th, 2015

Lou Desmond

Monday, October 12, 2015 – 05:00 p.m.

The Lou Desmond and Company Show is broadcasting from the Toyota of San Bernardino Recording Studios!

On the show today Lou is joined by Estimable Economist Jay Prag. They discuss a number of economic issues. First, is the city of San Bernardino really bankrupt? Sure it has no money, but think of the culture and the art!

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The Sentinel: Did San Bernardino County mislead state?

SBCO

By Mark Gutglueck
Posted on October 9, 2015

Despite its $146 million price tag, including $29 million in construction cost overruns, the High Desert Detention Center in Adelanto sustained an undetermined degree of damage, likely in the neighborhood of $300,000, when a rare summer rainstorm caused flooding in the facility’s kitchen and laundry areas because of a faulty roof.

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Riverside-County-Seal

Cost rises to $31.1 million on troubled project to renovate building, which public defenders and probation staff will move into.

Published: Oct. 9, 2015
Updated: Oct. 11, 2015 6:35 p.m.

It will now cost $31.1 million — almost $12 million more than expected — to renovate the former Riverside County district attorney’s headquarters in downtown Riverside, adding expense to a project that’s been plagued by delays and structural problems.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on Friday at his Capitol office in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Gov. Jerry Brown signs one of the hundreds of bills he has left to deal with as Garciela Castillo-Krings, right, his deputy legislative secretary, looks on Friday at his Capitol office in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

By Jessica Calefati
jcalefati@bayareanewsgroup.com
Posted: 10/12/2015 06:02:18 AM PDT
Updated: 10/12/2015 06:03:01 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown often quotes erudite authors and ancient texts to help explain his thinking. But in a raft of vetoes issued ahead of Sunday’s midnight deadline to act on legislation, his message came through loud and clear — Legislature, you messed up.

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Field Poll

Jerry Brown receives high marks from California Democrats for his job as governor, but nearly half say they don’t want him to run for president.

Capitol Alert
By David Siders
dsiders@sacbee.com
October 11, 2015

  • Democratic voters oppose governor getting into race 48 percent to 39 percent
  • Brown has repeatedly said he is not running for president
  • There is precedent for in-state voters opposing their governor running

Jerry Brown isn’t running for president. If he were, he’d have this humbling incongruity to consider: While California Democrats overwhelmingly approve of the job Brown is doing as governor, they don’t tend to see him as presidential material.

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Carbon Tax

Illustration of global seesaw with large and small industrial polluters on either end balancing it out with transfers of cash for carbon credits. (Parra MCT)

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
October 11, 2015

  • Legislature adjourned without acting on billions in cap-and-trade funds
  • There’s no agreement on how to spend carbon-auction proceeds
  • Meanwhile, the auction program faces a lawsuit challenge

One of the chores the Legislature left undone when it adjourned was spending billions of dollars from auctioning carbon dioxide emission credits.

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