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The PE: SACRAMENTO: New job, new legislation for Inland members

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

December 09, 2013; 04:50 PM

When state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands, mysteriously resigned Dec. 1, less than two years into his four-year term, folks speculated about what he would do next.

Mystery solved.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

LATimes: Issa to stump for Nestande in battleground congressional distict

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Nestande

By Jean Merl
December 6, 2013, 5:31 p.m.

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of Vista will hit the campaign trail early on behalf of a GOP challenger in what is expected to be a hotly contested Riverside County congressional district seat.

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 Chad Mayes

Mayes

By William Cutting
Tuesday, October 30, 2013 – 07:00 p.m.

Chad Mayes, Chief of Staff to San Bernardino County Supervisor Janice Rutherford, is starting to ramp up his campaign efforts in his bid to win the 42nd Assembly District race.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Election needed after councilman’s guilty plea

 Politics

October 18, 2013; 06:46 PM

San Bernardino is looking at holding a mail-only special election on Feb. 4, 2014, to fill the 5th Ward council seat vacated by Chas Kelley last week.

To read column by Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CONGRESS: Nestande makes his candidacy official

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Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert

October 14, 2013; 05:52 PM

SACRAMENTO — After months spent lining up a campaign team and raising money, Riverside County Assemblyman Brian Nestande will make it official Tuesday: he’s running for Congress.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Shutdown means a no-show at Assembly jobs hearing

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October 04, 2013; 06:06 PM

The federal government shutdown isn’t just idling Inland campgrounds and air base commissaries. Last Friday, Washington’s impasse made its presence felt at the inaugural hearing of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: BRIAN NESTANDE: Put state lawmakers into Covered California

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Nestande

October 2, 2013

Riverside County Assemblyman Brian Nestande opposes the federal Affordable Care Act and voted against the 2010 state legislation that created the state’s version of the health insurance exchanges central to the law known as Obamacare.

To read post by Jim Miller in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Miller says he’s staying put in 31st

Gary Miller

Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he will stick with 31st Congressional District.(Dennis Cook/AP)

July 05, 2013; 04:45 PM

His current perch in the House of Representatives looks precarious. But Rep. Gary Miller, R-Rancho Cucamonga, says he is staying put in San Bernardino County’s 31st Congressional District.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jeff Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Republican money for ex-Republican

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Ontario Mayor Paul Leon

June 21, 2013; 05:59 PM

Like its counterparts elsewhere, the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee is all about electing Republicans.

Last week, though, the party reported giving $9,000 to a committee controlled by Ontario Mayor Paul Leon, a former Republican who recently lost an election for the state Senate and now is running for the Assembly as an independent.

To read column by Jim Miller and Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: A “Game of Dems” in congressional district

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Rutherford

June 07, 2013; 07:55 PM

San Bernardino County Board Chairwoman Janice Rutherford has hired a former aide to disgraced ex-Assessor Bill Postmus as a policy advisor.

To read column by Imran Ghori, Jeff Horseman and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom Thursday morning.

Barstow Court to remain open

The state has coughed-up funds to temporarily keep one courtroom open at the Barstow Court facility through early summer.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Democracy in (in)action in Senate ballot

Campaigns

March 17, 2013; 06:35 PM

Turnout in last Tuesday’s special election in Inland Southern California’s 32nd Senate District stands at a whopping 9.6 percent.

To read the Political Empire column in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: STATE LEGISLATURE: Area lawmakers given gifts, trips in 2012

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Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Pomona, and state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands. (Contributed Image)

March 06, 2013; 03:55 PM

SACRAMENTO – Inland Southern California lawmakers received more than $50,000 in gifts and travel from businesses, unions, and other groups in 2012, according to recently filed economic disclosure documents.

To read story by Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: House website whizzes botch Ruiz’s name

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THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE
January 06, 2013; 06:33 PM

You’ve spent more than a year running for Congress, endured millions of dollars in attacks from your opponent and shadowy Super PACs, and yet still prevailed.

To read column by Jeff Horseman, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Nestande still pushing anti-deferral measure

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December 23, 2012; 08:00 PM

It didn’t get a single hearing last time around, but no matter: Assemblyman Brian Nestande is back with legislation that would prohibit the state from postponing required payments to schools from one fiscal year to the next.

To read column, by Ben Goad, Imran Ghori and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

InlandPolitics: State Assembly: Morrell wins squeaker in AD 40

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

Republican Assemblyman Mike Morrell turned back a challenge by Businessman Russ Warner (D-Rancho Cucamonga) Tuesday night.

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SacBee: California lawmakers move to tie fire fee’s repeal to corporate tax

By Jim Sanders
jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

California lawmakers would repeal a controversial $150 fire prevention fee on rural homeowners in return for raising taxes on numerous out-of-state corporations under legislation proposed Friday.

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SFChronicle: GOP lawmaker steps down from leadership following tax vote

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Politics Blog
By Marisa Lagos
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – 03:32 p.m.

It appears that California Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert (Riverside County), is the latest victim of the state GOP’s intransigent position on taxes.

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SacBee: Assembly Republican, Independent, join Democrats to pass tax hike

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The latest on California politics and government
August 13, 2012

By a razor-thin margin, the California Assembly passed legislation today to raise a billion dollars annually for middle-class college scholarships by altering tax law for numerous out–of-state corporations..

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The PE: FEES: Emmerson bill gets cold shoulder from many in Assembly GOP

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Posted on | June 25, 2012

Legislation by state Sen. Bill Emmerson that would let counties raise recording fees on certain real-estate documents didn’t get a warm welcome Monday from many of his fellow Republicans in the Assembly.

The bill by Emmerson, R-Hemet, would allow counties to increase real-estate recording fees from $3 to $10, with the extra money paying to beef up real-estate fraud protection and prosecution. The California District Attorneys Association sponsored the measure.

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InlandPolitics: Other legislative contest results

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

There were other contests that were mainly non-controversial in nature.

Here are those results.

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The PE: ASSEMBLY: Little action in four Riverside County races

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 25 May 2012 07:40 PM

SACRAMENTO — The campaign trail is mostly quiet in four Riverside County Assembly seats on the June 5 ballot where any potential for major action is in the fall.

Nowhere more so than in the county’s all-new 61st Assembly District, which includes the eastern half of Riverside, Moreno Valley and Perris.

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The PE: BUDGET Nestande calls for ban on deferrals

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By PE Politics
May 22, 2012 12:15 PM

Calling for an “honest conversation” about spending cuts, Assemblyman Brian Nestande and others Tuesday proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit lawmakers from deferring scheduled payments to schools from one fiscal year to another.

The state has built up more than $10 billion in school-funding deferrals as lawmakers try to avoid permanent general-fund cuts.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Spot bills, relatives, and bad pronunciation

STAFF REPORTS
Published: 23 March 2012 07:29 PM

State lawmakers had a debate last week about nothing.

Nothing, as in the contents of some six-dozen sparsely worded “spot,” or shell, bills that someday will contain hundreds of pages of legislation implementing California’s 2012-13 budget.

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The PE (AP): REGION: California allows politicians to change votes

BY JULIET WILLIAMS
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: 13 March 2012 07:56 PM

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers in the Assembly will hit the campaign trail this year, touting their votes on all manner of bills. Can we believe them? What they say may not be a true reflection of the stand they took when the bill was being debated.

California is one of at least 10 states in which some lawmakers can cast or change their votes after a bill has passed or failed.

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The Sun: Competitive Assembly races on horizon for 2012

Neil Nisperos and Benjamin Demers, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/28/2011 05:51:35 PM PST

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series looking at the newly redrawn Inland Empire legislative districts for California’s Assembly. Sunday’s installment was Congress; on Monday we examined the California Senate.

When members of California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission compiled the state’s new political maps, they did so in hopes of ending gerrymandering.

An early look at Assembly races in this region seem to indicate they have succeeded in creating a more competitive atmosphere. The commission released the new maps in July.

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The PE: INLAND: Region’s lawmakers abstained on lots of bills in 2011

BY JIM MILLER
SACRAMENTO BUREAU
jmiller@pe.com

Published: 27 November 2011 09:57 PM

SACRAMENTO – Instead of voting yes or no, members of Inland Southern California’s legislative delegation abstained on hundreds of bills that came before the full Assembly and Senate this year.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Jarvis group gives GOP good grades

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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Published: 20 November 2011 05:33 PM

Various Capitol interest groups began releasing legislative scorecards shortly after lawmakers finished their 2011 session in September.

Holding particular interest for Republicans are the rankings put out by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. The organization, named after the force behind 1978’s tax-limiting Prop. 13, has a lot of influence in GOP circles, particularly at election time.

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The PE: Political Empire: Tavaglione: GOP bigwigs ‘seemed to like me’

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Political Empire

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione already is gearing up for his congressional bid in a new district centered on Riverside and Moreno Valley.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: GOP lawmakers in safe seats open to redraw

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Inland lawmakers state Sen. Joel Anderson and Rep. Ken Calvert would seem to have had their prayers answered in the Senate and congressional remaps approved last month.

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SJMercuryNews (AP): Records hide California lawmakers’ spending

By JULIET WILLIAMS, Associated Press
Posted: 08/15/2011 10:53:38 AM PDT
Updated: 08/15/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO — The Assembly this month released budget figures that should have shined a light on lawmakers’ spending, after a formal request for them from a legislator who is embroiled in a feud with the Democratic leadership over his office budget.

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The PE: POLITICS: Inland state legislators report fundraising totals

10:00 PM PDT on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Being at the center of Capitol budget negotiations earlier this year seems to have been good for the bottom line of state Sen. Bill Emmerson’s campaign committee.

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The PE: POLITICS: Lawmaker upset with controller, but not his bill

State Controller John Chiang

 

10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Word came late last week in the state Capitol that some Democratic lawmakers were jettisoning bills sponsored by Controller John Chiang.

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The PE: Inland bills meet demise in approps panel

By PE Politics
May 31, 2011 2:17 PM

Legislative appropriations panels claimed dozens of Inland Southern California lawmakers’ bills late last week.

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DailyBulletin: Republicans says long-term strategy needed to fix budget

Lake Elsinore Councilwoman Melissa Melendez and Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, answer questions Thursday during the California Speaks Out event organized by the state Republican Party in Riverside. (Gabriel Luis Acosta/Staff Photographer)

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Created: 04/21/2011 09:26:18 PM PDT

RIVERSIDE – Republicans brought their traveling budget show to the Inland Empire on Thursday evening, with state Republican leaders and elected officials talking about their ideas for restoring prosperity to California.

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The PE: Political Notes: San Bernardino County supervisor wants a showcase

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10:00 PM PDT on Sunday, April 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

San Bernardino County Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt wants to give transportation planners in the nation’s biggest county a higher profile.

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The PE: Nestande co-authors presidential popular vote bill

By PE Politics
March 30, 2011 1:56 PM

California would award its 55 electoral votes to the presidential candidate who won the national popular vote under bipartisan legislation co-authored by Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert.

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SFChronicle: GOP faction presses party’s legislators on budget

Wyatt Buchanan, Marisa Lagos, Chronicle Sacramento Bureau
San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

(03-15) 04:00 PDT Sacramento – —

Democrats are planning to put at least part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget plan up for a vote this week, days after the governor’s self-imposed March 10 deadline.

And while no budget deal has been reached, Republican lawmakers already wary of a compromise are facing a new pressure: At this weekend’s GOP convention, one group is threatening to label anyone who supports the governor’s plan a traitor.

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The PE: Inland Southern California in store for political gains

11:46 PM PST on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

By JIM MILLER and BEN GOAD
The Press-Enterprise

California’s political landscape lurched to the east Tuesday as new census numbers point to a major increase in representation for Inland Southern California over the next decade.

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The PE: POLITICS: Two Assembly members eye state Senate runs

10:00 PM PST on Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The next election is never far off and two Inland Southern California lawmakers already are taking steps toward a possible future candidacy.

Last week, Assembly members Wilmer Amina Carter and Paul Cook opened campaign committees to run for state Senate.

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The PE: POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Baca back in familiar territory

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10:00 PM PST on Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Press-Enterprise

Four of the five members of Inland Southern California’s congressional delegation are poised to return to the majority party when Republicans take back control of the House of Representatives next month.

And then there is Joe Baca. The Rialto Democrat has enjoyed majority status for the past four years, but will be relegated to the House minority, at least for the next two years.

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The PE: Assembly members get committee posts

By PE Politics
on December 15, 2010 12:56 PM

Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, released committee assignments Wednesday for the 2011-2012 session.

A few notables among the Inland Southern California delegation:

* Democrats picked up two seats in the last election, but Assemblyman Paul Cook remains chairman of the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee. Cook, R-Yucca Valley, is one of just two Republican committee chairs in the Assembly.

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The PE: Nestande gets Assembly GOP post

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By PE Politics
on December 13, 2010 12:07 PM

Assembly GOP Leader Connie Conway has tapped Inland Assemblyman Brian Nestande as Republican Caucus Chair, the 28-member caucus’ second-highest job.

Nestande, R-Palm Desert, represents a district that extends from Riverside to the Coachella Valley. First elected in 2008, Nestande was re-elected to a second term last month with 57.3 percent of the vote.

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The PE: Few Inland Republicans support pension bill

10:26 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger soon will sign legislation that rolls back retirement benefits for state workers, achieving a years-long goal after he and the Legislature’s Republican caucuses demanded pension changes as part of any budget agreement.

But several Inland GOP members nevertheless opposed the measure or abstained from voting during last week’s all-night session, amid heavy lobbying by the union representing prison guards.

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RivPE: Legislator to meet voters Friday in Riverside

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, June 24, 2010

Residents can meet with Assemblyman Brian Nestande from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday in Riverside. Nestande represents an area that includes Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Temecula, Perris, Hemet and Riverside.

Nestande will meet with constituents at Coco’s Restaurant, 1303 University Ave., Riverside. Information: 951-369-6644.

RivPE: Tough times test Inland Assembly incumbents’ edge

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 27, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Primary losses for legislative incumbents are about as common as meteor strikes in California, but two Inland members find themselves with challenges next month in this most sour of campaign seasons.

Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, D-Rialto, and Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, are among five legislators statewide who face primary opponents in the June 8 election.

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