Archive for February 29th, 2016

InlandPolitics: Donald Trump nears majority support in latest CNN/ORC Poll

Runaway Train

Monday, February 29, 2016 – 09:00 a.m.

Republican Front-runner Donald Trump is about to take on the roll of a runaway train.

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Barbara Boxer

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer addresses the California Democratic Party convention in San Jose on Saturday. Boxer will retire after the November election. (Ben Margot / AP)

Cathleen Decker
February 28, 2016

The state Democratic Party convention held here over the weekend presented an occasionally jarring contrast: Democrats gathered at what seemed like a 50th college reunion for veteran politicians, and at the same time one of the biggest rounds of applause came at the mention of Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate few of those politicians support.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
dwalters@sacbee.com
February 28, 2016 – 4:01 PM

  • Voters told what will happen if they approve measures
  • But is officialdom duty-bound to make it happen?
  • Ignoring promises erodes trust in the system

So you, a conscientious voter, read the language, the official summary, the economic analysis and the pro and con arguments before voting on a state ballot measure.

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Pensions

By Ed Mendel
February 29, 2016

A superior court judge has awarded judges back pay and a pension increase, ruling that a five-year freeze on their salary did not keep pace with average increases in state worker pay, a requirement under state law.

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