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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Political veterans battle for supervisorial seat

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Published: Oct. 10, 2014 – Updated: 9:56 p.m.

Technically, the race for the Fourth District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors is nonpartisan.

But this year’s contest has a partisan feel, with Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman of Chino Hills taking on Democratic Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod of Chino in a big money contest. The veteran lawmakers are running for a seat currently held by Gary Ovitt, who has served on the board since 2004 and is not seeking re-election.

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

InlandPolitics: SEIU increases support for Negrete-McLeod

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Friday, October 10, 2014 – 05:30 p.m.

U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod continues to benefit from big money support in her quest for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: SEIU preparing to weigh-in for Negrete-McLeod

SEIU

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 03:00 p.m.

All signs show the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is preparing to enter-the runoff election for San Bernardino County’s Fourth Supervisorial District.

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InlandPolitics: Negrete-McLeod announces run for S.B. County Supervisor

Gloria Negrete-McLeod

Negrete-McLeod

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 – 03:15 p.m.

As expected, U.S. Representative Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Montclair) announced she will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday.

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DailyBulletin: Hagman to speak to Chino Tea Party

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Posted: 01/24/14, 5:14 PM PST |

Assemblyman Curt Hagman will be the speaker at the Feb. 8 meeting of the Chino Tea Party.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Friday, January 10, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom Friday morning.

Hagman makes it official

California State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) has thrown his hat in the ring to replace outgoing County Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

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InlandPolitics: Ovitt not seeking reelection

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State Assemblyman Curt Hagman left. San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt right.

Monday, January 6, 2013 – 10:15 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 6, 2013 – 11:15 a.m.

San Bernardino County Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt is set to issue a statement at 12:00 p.m Monday.

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InlandPolitics: Hagman challenging Ovitt?

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman left. County Supervisor Gary Ovitt right.

Monday, October 28, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

It looks like battle lines may be on the horizon in potential 2014 election contest between outgoing Assemblyman, and County GOP Chairman, Curt Hagman, and incumbent Fourth District Supervisor Gary Ovitt.

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InlandPolitics: The Insider: Gunning for Ovitt?

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Monday, July 29, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

I went back and checked.

This blog has previously posted about how State Assemblyman Curt Hagman is considering a run for the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

Hagman is termed out at the end of 2014, with no place to land.

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The Sun: OpEd: In debt we trust: Curt Hagman

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills

By Curt Hagman
Posted: 07/10/2013 10:18:34 AM PDT

The budget is passed. But this budget “compromise” of $96 billion between Legislative Democrats and Gov. Brown has problems. They claim “California is back” and that our state’s budget problems are solved. But if you go beyond their talking points, I still see a budget which contains many fiscally questionable decisions.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!

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Saturday, June 22, 2013 – 01:00 p.m.

Here’s some news of interest flowing across the transom this past week.

High volatility affecting investment markets

A roller coaster stock and bond market has investors a little jittery these days. The main reason is a fear the Federal Reserve will stop printing money soon. Over the past few years, the Fed has used its printing press to keep long-term interest rates low, and thus prop-up stock and real estate values. Now the time to test whether or not the economy will move along on its own is approaching.

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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.

SacBee: CA Assembly committee OKs bill setting up statewide bail guide

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The latest on California politics and government
April 16, 2013

A bill establishing a statewide guide for bail amounts passed the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday with a bipartisan 6-0 vote.

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SacBee: Trips, beer and crystal ducks: California lawmakers report gifts

Norma Torres

The Assembly leader in free travel was Norma Torres, D-Pomona, who accepted $20,000 in trip aid, including $10,811 from the American Israel Education Foundation.
By Jim Sanders

jsanders@sacbee.com
Published: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 – 12:46 pm

California lawmakers accepted food, travel, tickets and other gifts totaling more than a half-million dollars last year, ranging from a $14,000 trip to Brazil to a $1.89 Coca Cola drink with straw.

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InlandPolitics: Hagman gains clear path to GOP central committee chairmanship

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Friday, January 25, 2013 – 04:00 p.m.

State Assemblyman Curt Hagman (R-Chino Hills) has gained a path to become chairman of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee next week, courtesy of current Chairman Robert Rego.

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DailyBulletin: Inland Empire lawmakers get committee assignments

Staff Reports
Posted: 01/20/2013 03:47:15 PM PST
Updated: 01/20/2013 06:23:26 PM PST

The Inland Empire’s legislative delegation is well-represented in committee assignments announced earlier this month. Several local members have been chosen for leadership positions on key panels.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County GOP leadership battle looms

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Thursday, January 11, 2013 – 11:00 p.m.

Looks like a battle for leadership of the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee is in the works for later this month.

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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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By Peter Fullam, SGVN
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Posted: 10/12/2012 05:06:23 PM PDT
Updated: 10/12/2012 09:18:08 PM PDT

Democrat Gregg D. Fritchle, a social worker who finished last when he ran for Walnut City Council, is trying to unseat Republican Assemblyman Curt Hagman in the 55th Assembly District.

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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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DailyBulletin OpEd: Is there nothing better to do?

Assemblyman Curt Hagman

Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Created: 01/26/2012 11:31:48 AM PST

California’s Legislature has a full plate this year: crafting a responsible budget, protecting our schools, encouraging job creation, reforming public pensions and much more. Gov. Brown has just proposed a 7 percent increase in his 2012-13 budget and again asking voters for more tax increases when the state’s economy remains stalled by already high taxes and slow growth. Yet in my time in the state Assembly, it never ceases to amaze me when liberal politicians introduce unnecessary legislation that has nothing to do with the priorities of California’s citizens.

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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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DailyBulletin: Local lawmakers score in Sacramento

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 09/14/2011 09:57:14 PM PDT

Sacramento lawmakers from the Inland Empire have a number of bills recently signed into law, or sent to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for his signature or veto.

The bills moved through the state Legislature at a time of significant budgetary shortfall, unemployment and ongoing divisiveness over immigration, business regulations and taxes. Together, they have colored the political environment in Sacramento, for better and for worse, experts say.

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DailyBulletin: Restating the priorities

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Supervisor urges 13 counties to secede
Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 07/11/2011 08:10:22 PM PDT

RIVERSIDE – A local lawmaker has called for much of Southern and Central California to secede from the Golden state.

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DailyBulletin: Local GOP lawmakers reject punditry over strategy

Staff and wire reports
Created: 07/08/2011 09:32:21 PM PDT

While pundits argue the Republican party in California missed a prime opportunity to move forward its agenda of pension reform and relaxed business regulations, local GOP legislators say things are far from over.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Lawmakers need to focus on state’s real problems

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Created: 05/30/2011 05:19:46 PM PDT

Given the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit and our schools receiving a “C” in a recent national education survey, there should be no higher priority than addressing both problems. You would think the Legislature would be laser-focused on coming up with innovative solutions to promote student achievement and to reform government. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case in Sacramento.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Brown’s plan: early release disguised as realignment

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Created: 05/07/2011 07:07:27 AM PDT

In a brazen move, Gov. Jerry Brown is asking voters to increase their taxes by $55 billion over five years – to make their communities less safe!

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The Sun: No progress as state budget stalemate continues

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 03/25/2011 10:59:52 PM PDT

The past week saw lawmakers come to a standstill over the state budget, with little or no progress being made since March 16 and 17, when legislators approved several bills calling for cuts in state spending.

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The Sun: OpEd: No pensions for state’s politicians

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Posted: 03/20/2011 06:40:57 PM PDT

With many Californians forced to make sacrifices to make ends meet during these harsh times, it is only fair that the representatives you have elected do the same. One way to save taxpayers’ money is to end the gold-plated pensions for politicians.

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OCRegister: Lawmaker tries to end elected official pensions

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March 2nd, 2011, 1:50 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Some public employee union leaders, under siege with calls for pension reform, have called on elected officials and executive managers to lead by example.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Diamond Bar, is trying to make part of that happen. The lawmaker, whose district includes parts or all of Anaheim, La Habra, Orange, Villa Park and Yorba Linda, introduced a bill Tuesday that would end pensions for all local and statewide elected officials in California.

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The Sun: No good answers for cuts

Legislators face many tough decisions on state’s deficit
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/09/2011 07:02:16 AM PST

Gov. Jerry Brown has made it clear that the state budget he will propose today will include “painful” spending cuts.

But as local lawmakers wait to see Brown’s proposal, they seem to have few ideas – and fewer new ideas – for what those cuts should be. While some lawmakers have proposed novel ways of saving money or said they would support previously suggested cuts and money-saving reforms, others say they have a hard time identifying any cuts they’d like to make.

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The Sun: 2011 could bring big political changes

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/30/2010 07:05:15 PM PST

While continued budget woes will be front and center over at least much of the coming year, behind the scenes California will be conducting a few political experiments – ones that experts say has the potential to dramatically change how California’s government works.

In the coming few months, a group of 14 Californians – five Democrats, five Republicans, and four voters not affiliated with either major party – will redraw the boundaries of the state’s congressional, Assembly and state Senate districts.

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DailyBulletin: Chino Valley school district penalty reduced

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 12/23/2010 04:18:16 PM PST

CHINO – The state has agreed to significantly reduce a $7.5 million penalty for the Chino Valley Unified School District over missed instructional minutes at two schools.

Under an agreement with education officials, and brokered by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, the penalty will be reduced to $1.5 million and paid over 8 years at $187,500 annually, starting next school year.

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DailyBulletin: Dems given more staff, funding

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 09/09/2010 06:34:15 PM PDT

The California State Assembly this week posted the salaries of Assembly members online, even though a bill requiring that action failed to get the Legislature’s approval last month.

But perhaps more interesting than the members’ salaries – Assembly members representing San Bernardino County all make $95,291 – are the salaries paid to Assembly staff members. Democratic lawmakers spend much more on staffers than do Republicans.

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PE: Most Inland lawmakers oppose bill on loan modifications

10:54 PM PDT on Sunday, August 29, 2010

By JIM MILLER
Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – A bill that would set new rules for the foreclosure process is the focus of a fierce end-of-session fight between the lending industry and consumer groups.

Loan delinquency and foreclosure rates are down from the worst of the housing downturn but Riverside and San Bernardino counties remain among the hardest-hit parts of the state.

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DailyBulletin OpEd: Support private-sector job creation

Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Created: 08/25/2010 05:43:21 PM PDT

At a time when 2.2 million Californians are out of work, even Democrats now agree that job creation must be government’s top priority this year. It seems everyone is now talking about jobs, but actions speak louder than words, especially when it comes to votes on pro-jobs legislation.

Recently the California Chamber of Commerce, an organization familiar with the job creation process, ranked lawmakers on their votes on crucial legislation last year. Assembly Republicans earned a cumulative 99 percent rating while Assembly Democrats received a 26 percent rating.

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DailyBulletin: Execution protocols challenged

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 08/04/2010 09:02:38 PM PDT

Assemblyman Curt Hagman says a bill he introduced earlier this year could have prevented a legal challenge this week to new execution procedures.

The California Office of Administrative Law on Friday approved new lethal injection protocols ordered by a federal judge. According to a Department of Corrections report on the new procedures, the revisions to California’s lethal injection protocol will result in the “dignified end of life” for condemned inmates.

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SBSun: Democrat Navarro leaves ‘door open’ for GOP

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/26/2010 05:56:55 PM PDT

One of the Inland Empire’s most outspoken Democratic activists says he is unhappy with the county Democratic Party and is considering promoting Republican candidates for local office.

Gil Navarro, who earlier this month said his new political action committee – the Latino Caucus of the Inland Empire – would support only Democratic candidates, now says he might have had a change of heart after a meeting with Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills.

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DailyBulletin: Bill to erase Chino Valley school district penalty advances

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 06/02/2010 05:07:17 PM PDT

CHINO – A bill to let the Chino Valley Unified School District off the hook for an $8 million state penalty was passed Wednesday in the Assembly.

Assembly Bill 1988, authored by Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, still must be passed by the Senate and signed by the governor to take effect. A similar bill by Hagman stalled in the Senate last year.

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SBSun: Land sale proposed; bill would redevelop property at CIM

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/12/2010 05:55:01 PM PDT

CHINO – A bill making its way through Sacramento would allow unused state land around California Institution for Men to be used for commercial and industrial development.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, is sponsoring the bill that could also provide for upgrades to the state prison.

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SBSun OpEd: Legislature should let Boy Scouts be Boy Scouts

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Assemblyman Curt Hagman
Posted: 05/05/2010 06:03:06 PM PDT

One hundred years ago, the Boy Scouts of America was founded, inspiring generations of young men to become outstanding citizens and community leaders. Why did the Assembly Democrats adopt a resolution recognizing the Girl Scouts, yet at the same time reject the proposal to honor the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts?

It is disappointing that in today’s California political climate, equality for atheists, gays and lesbians is now brought into the arena of Scouting. The State Capitol’s political agenda has gotten in the way of recognizing a great institution. As an Eagle Scout, and co-author of the Boy Scout resolution, I am one of the millions of young men who proudly served as a Scout.

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Created: 04/16/2010 10:14:46 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, authored a resolution this week honoring the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts.

However, this being California, the political equivalent of a school-yard brawl broke out.

Democrats ultimately killed the resolution after criticizing the Boy Scouts for excluding homosexuals. Predictably, Republicans became indignant and accused Democrats of defaming a cherished American institution.

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SBSun: Assembly races draw many candidates

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/12/2010 07:21:04 PM PST

Friday was the last day for most hopeful candidates to file their nominations to run for state office.

One of the most popular races in San Bernardino County is for Assemblyman Bill Emmerson’s seat representing the 63rd District.

Emmerson, a Republican, is being termed out and is vying for a spot in the state Senate.

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SBSun: Lawmakers push for multiple county panels

Extra grand juries?

James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/02/2010 09:09:32 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Grand Jury first pointed out trouble in the county Assessor’s Office under Bill Postmus. One of three county grand juries could uncover the next county scandal.

Area lawmakers have proposed a state bill that would give San Bernardino County’s presiding judge the power to appoint up to three grand juries to investigate government corruption and other issues.

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SBSun: Plans move forward on Chino adult prison expansion

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/17/2010 06:02:35 AM PST

CHINO – State corrections officials are expected to release a master plan this spring for converting the Heman G. Stark youth prison into a major expansion of adult housing operations.

The transition of Stark into an adult facility is moving forward with the public environmental review process. A public meeting to introduce the plan is likely in the spring, said Bob Sleppy, deputy environmental services director for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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SBSun: Assembly committee votes to legalize, tax marijuana

Wes Woods II, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/12/2010 06:23:58 PM PST

SACRAMENTO – History was made Tuesday after the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee passed a marijuana legalization and taxation bill in a 4-3 vote, with the headed to the health committee next.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills, who voted no, described the bill after the vote “as the worst piece of legislation to come out of this committee so far.”

Hagman, committee vice chair, said the bill was “very detrimental” and “does not protect our child at all.”

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Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Created: 12/18/2009 04:10:11 PM PST

SACRAMENTO – The day Assemblyman Curt Hagman was sworn into office last year was bittersweet.

“It was a very short honeymoon,” Hagman said. “That afternoon they called us into the chambers and told us the deficit is not $20 billion, it’s $42 billion.”

Hagman, R-Chino Hills, was among 28 freshmen legislators – 17 Democrats and 11 Republicans – who had to learn on their feet and, almost immediately upon taking office, dole out steep cuts to public schools, social services and health programs – something most of them did not aspire to do when they threw their hats in the ring.

But although it looks like 2010 will bring more of the same, veteran lawmakers as well as newbies are hopeful that the current chaos will bring an opportunity for a long-term change.

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Capitol Weekly: Capitol Weekly’s Legislative Scorecard

By Capitol Weekly Staff | 12/17/09 12:00 AM PST

It’s that time of year again, when the editorial team and mathematicians here at Capitol Weekly go about the exercise of reducing our 118 legislators to simple numerical statistics. Yes, boys and girls. We are proud to present the Third Annual Legislative Scorecard.

Now for the usual round of disclaimers and preemptive apologies. Every political scorecard has its problems, and this one is no exception. The selection of bills is subjective, chosen after conversations with Capitol staff and experts, and our own observations of big debates over the last year under the dome. We also took our cues from other organizations who do this kind of thing on a regular basis. In fact, the Capitol Weekly scorecard is, in many ways, a compilation or synthesis of other scorecards that have been floating around insider circles in recent weeks.

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