Archive for October 22nd, 2015

The San Diego Union-Tribune: Judge consulted Edison on San Onofre deal

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Utilities commission says call was appropriate, critics say regulator is compromised.

By Jeff McDonald | Oct. 21, 2015 – 8:22 p.m.

As criticism mounted last year of a settlement deal that billed utility customers for 70 percent of the $4.7 billion cost of failure at the San Onofre nuclear plant, the state judge assigned to the case reached out to plant owner Southern California Edison.

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water-dam

Sarah D. Wire
October 21, 2015

The Republican members of California’s delegation are demanding a government plan to store the deluge of water that could come with El Niño this winter.

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Paul Ryan

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Ryan, seeking unity in a place it’s rarely found, is telling House Republicans he will serve as their speaker only if they embrace him by week’s end as their consensus candidate. (Carolyn Kaster AP)

By William Douglas and Tori Whitley
McClatchy Washington Bureau
October 21, 2015

  • Ryan wins GOP hard-liners’ backing for speaker of the House
  • Ryan meets with Freedom Caucus, Republican Study Committee
  • “Motion to vacate the chair” procedure a potential sticking point
  • Republican Study Committee expected to decide on Ryan Thursday

WASHINGTON —

The conditions have been laid out and the dates have been set. Now that Rep. Paul Ryan has spelled out his terms to run for House speaker, what will his Republican colleagues do?

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