Archive for February 26th, 2016

InlandPolitics: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie endorses Donald Trump

Donald Trump+Chris Christie

Friday, February 26, 2016 – 10:45 a.m.

The GOP establishment apple cart has just been turned over.

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InlandPolitics: Latest polling in GOP primary contests

Polls

Friday, February 26, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

It was time for Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to try and deliver a blow to front-runner Donald J. Trump on Thursday night.

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InlandPolitics: Gas prices: The Golden State Gouge

Gas Prices

Friday, February 26, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

The Golden State Gouge!

I had never heard the phrase until Friday morning. But it would appear to be appropriate.

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San Bernardino Seal

City Attorney Gary Saenz said the city has overcome “major stumbling blocks” in its recovery.

Published: Feb. 25, 2016 Updated: Feb. 26, 2016 6:49 a.m.

San Bernardino is expected to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of the year, city officials said Thursday, Feb. 25.

To read article by Alejandra Molina in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

city-of-riverside-seal

Officials say they’ll seek savings but expect to spend reserves to cover some of $8 million budget gap.

Published: Feb. 25, 2016
Updated:   Feb. 26, 2016 – 6:43 a.m.

After projecting a $1 million surplus last June, Riverside officials now say the city faces an $8 million deficit this fiscal year and potential budget gaps in coming years.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

California Supreme Court

By Don Thompson, Associated Press
Feb. 25, 2016 – 8:23 PM ET

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday asked California’s Supreme Court to stay a judge’s ruling that could stall his proposal to reduce the state’s prison population for two years.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
February 25, 2016 – 3:43 PM

  • Governor’s sentencing measure hits legal roadblock
  • He caused it by delaying submission of initiative
  • Were he to prevail, system would be distorted even more

Jerry Brown may be fuming that a Superior Court judge has blocked, at least temporarily, his ballot measure to overhaul criminal sentencing laws.

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Medical Marijuana

Capitol Alert
By Taryn Luna
tluna@sacbee.com
February 25, 2016 6:09 PM

  • Budding marijuana lobby gains influence at California Capitol
  • More than two dozen interest groups lobbied marijuana issues in 2015
  • Recent medical marijuana legislation supported by police chiefs and cities marked a turning point for the industry
  • Lawmakers increasingly open-minded to once taboo marijuana endorsements

When word spread around the Capitol that freshly minted lobbyist Amy Jenkins signed on to represent the California Cannabis Industry Association, veteran lobbyists told her the move could ruin her political career.

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Apple Inc.

Apple is battling the U.S. government’s order to circumvent security features on an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. (Jewel Samad / AFP/Getty Images)

Joel Rubin, Maura Dolan and James Queally
February 25, 2016

  • Apple says the FBI’s court order violates its free speech rights

Apple dug in Thursday for its blockbuster legal battle against the U.S. government, arguing in new court papers that a federal judge overstepped her authority and violated the company’s constitutional rights when she granted an order compelling it to help unlock a terrorist’s iPhone.

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