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InlandPolitics: Sloat Higgins: SoCal legislators get FPPC warning letters

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

The fallout from the scandal involving Sacramento lobbyist Kevin Sloat and his firm Sloat, Higgins, Jensen and Associates, has touched several Southern California legislators, in addition to the Governor himself.

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SacBee: Sacramento lobbyist Kevin Sloat faces $133,500 FPPC fine

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento gives a thumbs up after Gov. Jerry Brown announced that his office has come to an agreement with all four leaders of legislation on prison housing plan.  To Steinberg's left is Senate Republican Leader Rob Huff R-Diamond Bar,  Assembly Speaker John A. Perez, D-Los Angeles and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, R-Visalia.

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
February 10, 2014

Lobbyist Kevin Sloat has set a new record in California, agreeing to pay the state a fine of $133,500 — the largest ever for violating state laws that regulate lobbyists.

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SacBee: CA lawmakers spending spring break in Poland, Taiwan

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 27, 2013

At least two groups of lawmakers are spending their spring recess from the Capitol on overseas trips underwritten by outside groups.

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Bob Huff

Huff

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/25/2013 03:39:12 PM PST

Gov. Jerry Brown has been among the most iconic Democrats in one of the nation’s most Democratic states over the course of four decades, but his State of the State speech on Thursday suggested that some of his plans may actually be in line with Republican priorities.

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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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DailyBulletin: Republican Bob Huff to stay on as California Senate Minority Leader

Huff

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/03/2012 11:49:14 AM PST
Updated: 12/03/2012 10:23:02 PM PST

Sen. Bob Huff will continue to serve as minority leader in the Legislature’s upper house.

Newly elected and returning Republican members of the California Senate voted unanimously Sunday to retain Huff, of Walnut, in the leadership position.

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InlandPolitics: CA Senate: Roth defeats Miller in SD 31

Wednesday,November 7, 2012 – 09:10 a.m.

Democrat Richard Roth knocked off Republican Jeff Miller in SD 31 Tuesday night.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Baca and others honor Arnie

Published: 14 September 2012 – 08:24 PM

Three years after legislation penned by Inland Rep. Joe Baca was approved by Congress, golf icon Arnold Palmer was given the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony last week at the U.S. Capitol.

To read c0lumn by Jeff Horseman, Ben Goad and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

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: Huff introduces Brown’s pension plan

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 02/22/2012 06:30:42 PM PST

State Sen. Republican leader Bob Huff, R-Walnut, and Assembly Republican leader Connie Conway, R-Tulare, on Wednesday introduced legislation that duplicates Gov. Jerry Brown’s pension reform plan.

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LATimes: Republican report says there’s no need for Brown’s tax hikes

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
January 12, 2012 | 5:41 pm

Republican state senators say Gov. Jerry Brown is overstating the need for new tax hikes, according to an internal analysis.

The 61-page report, which examines Brown’s proposals from a Republican perspective, said state tax revenues will bounce back without the temporary taxes the governor wants.

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CaliforniaWatch: Special interests gave money, gifts to new Senate GOP leader

Money & Politics | Daily Report
January 6, 2012 | Will Evans

Behind the legislative record of newly chosen Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff is a host of special interests that have funded his campaigns and given him expensive gifts.

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DailyBulletin: Huff selected as Senate Republican Leader

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By Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 01/04/2012 06:30:30 PM PST

The state Senate Republican Caucus on Wednesday unanimously selected Sen. Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, to lead state Senate Republicans in 2012.

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By Torey Van Oot
tvanoot@sacbee.com
The Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Lawmakers returned to Sacramento with a bang Wednesday, kicking off 2012 with a flurry of new bills, a leadership transition and no shortage of drama involving members’ personal troubles.

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LATimes: California Senate Republican leader Bob Dutton to step down

Sen. Bob Dutton, left, discusses pension reform at a Capitol news conference in November. With him is state Sen. Tom Harman. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press

PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
December 23, 2011 | 12:58 pm

Republicans in the state Senate will get a new leader to go with the new year.

Senate Minority leader Bob Dutton of Rancho Cucamonga announced Friday that he will step down after the Republican caucus chooses a new leader in January.

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DailyBulletin: OpEd: Tax break that protects taxpayer

State Senator Bob Huff

Sen. Bob Huff
Created: 12/10/2011 06:07:36 AM PST

I do believe that California can take positive steps to help lure new business and jobs to California. I also believe we pass some bad laws in California that do exactly the opposite. Our regulatory climate is nothing to brag about. California is routinely ranked as one of the worst states to do business in, which tells me that we can do a much better job.

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The Sun: Local state Senate districts not likely to see many party shifts

Neil Nisperos and Benjamin Demers, Staff Writers
Posted: 11/27/2011 06:03:44 AM PST

Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series looking at the newly redrawn Inland Empire legislative districts for state Senate. Sunday’s installment was Congress; Tuesday will examine the Assembly. Recently redrawn state Senate lines likely won’t see a major shift of power in the Inland Empire from Republicans to Democrats.

Despite being in the minority in Sacramento, GOP senators have enjoyed a majority in the Inland Empire for years and that trend is unlikely to change.

The 14-member California Citizens Redistricting Commission introduced the redrawn maps in July.

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DailyBulletin: Rail plan splits GOP leaders; Huff is for it, Dutton opposed

Huff and Dutton

By Neil Nisperos Staff Writer
Created: 11/04/2011 10:13:19 PM PDT

From boondoggle to significant?

The man who many believe will be the next Republican leader in the state Senate has a completely different viewpoint on the state’s proposed high-speed rail plan than the current holder of that position.

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DailyBulletin: Huff has inside track for Senate GOP leader

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Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Created: 10/11/2011 06:24:48 PM PDT

The prospect of another state Republican Senate leader hailing from the Inland Empire is appearing more likely.

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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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LATimes: Brown, Democrats reach budget deal without taxes

The Democratic budget plan is based on an expectation of $4 billion in extra revenue in addition to $6.6 billion in unexpected revenue that was forecast last month. “That’s nearly $11 billion in new revenue that the Democrats assume will magically appear,” said Senate Budget Committee Vice Chairman Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar). (Associated Press)

By Shane Goldmacher and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento— Abandoning negotiations with Republican lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown struck a deal with Democrats for a budget that assumes billions of dollars in fresh revenue — but could lead to major service cuts if the money doesn’t materialize.

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DailyBulletin: Budget window closing

Deadline is Wednesday, but obstacles remain
Mike Cruz and Monica Rodriguez, Staff Writers
Created: 06/12/2011 10:10:16 PM PDT

Lawmakers will be faced Wednesday with passing a massive spending plan to fill a gaping deficit in the state’s budget, with serious cuts to everything from social services to education.

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The Sun: First state redistricting proposal could bring Lewis/Baca showdown

By James Rufus Koren Staff Writer
Posted: 06/10/2011 09:42:17 PM PDT

After months of meetings and public input, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission on Friday released a first draft of what California’s new Assembly, Senate and Congressional districts could look like.

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The PE: Today’s budget hearing crosses a line

Negrete-McLeod

 

By PE Politics
April 29, 2011 7:36 AM

State Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Chino, represents all of the city of Pomona. And a press release this week from Cal Poly Pomona describes the school as being in Negrete McLeod’s district.

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SacBee: Odds and ends on the budget situation

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 14, 2011

No major breakthroughs to report on the state budget, but a few notes from the past couple days:

— Senate Republicans don’t seem particularly motivated to vote for taxes or a tax ballot, though they are still willing to engage in budget talks that involve pension changes and a long-term spending cap.

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SacBee: Budget talks continue, but unclear where they head next

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
March 28, 2011

When Senate Republicans released their list of policy requests late Friday, including notes of where Democrats had agreed, it seemed like the kind of move that typically spells disaster. But conversations continued Monday, albeit without the two Senate Republican leaders who made the list public.

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DailyBulletin: Union blasts state bill for teachers

Layoffs by merit?

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 03/14/2011 09:47:13 PM PDT

Some union leaders are blasting an education reform bill introduced in Sacramento that would base teacher layoffs on performance rather than seniority.

State Sen. Bob Huff, R-Walnut, proposed the bill to give school districts more flexibility to retain top educators.

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The Sun: Teachers unions oppose Huff’s bill on education

Plan stresses performance, not seniority
Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/12/2011 10:48:33 PM PST

Some union leaders are blasting a bill introduced in Sacramento that would base teacher layoffs on performance rather than seniority.

State Sen. Bob Huff, R-Walnut, proposed the bill to give school districts more flexibility to retain top educators.

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DailyBulletin: GOP steadfast on taxes

Area lawmakers say no to special election
Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 02/28/2011 08:39:44 PM PST

The question of whether voters in June will help decide how to fill the gaping budget deficit could depend on how many Republican legislators Gov. Jerry Brown can convince in the next week.

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InlandPolitics: Some Inland Republicans may cave on tax vote

Friday, February 25, 2011 – 4:00 p.m.

Well, it’s finally started.

The republican kabuki dance to sell out the people of California has began in earnest.

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DailyBulletin: Rocky roads ahead on tax extension ordeal

Staff and wire reports
Created: 02/24/2011 08:14:29 PM PST

The battle to get a tax extension on a June ballot is heating up in Sacramento.

Just a day after a majority of Republicans in the Legislature formed a “Taxpayers Caucus” – basically refusing to put the measure on the ballot – Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday attempted to convince GOP lawmakers to leave it up to the voters.

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PolitiCal
On politics in the Golden State
February 23, 2011 | 11:05 am

Two-thirds of Republicans in the California Legislature announced Wednesday that they were forming a new group and pledged not only never to vote to raise taxes but also to block efforts to place a tax-hike measure before voters.

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Capitol and California – State Politics
By Kevin Yamamura
kyamamura@sacbee.com
Published: Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Democrats may seek to tie deep cuts in funding for schools and public safety directly to tax proposals at the ballot, a move that would raise the stakes of a potential June special election.

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DailyBulletin: Budget follows party lines

Plan caters to GOP, but many still aren’t onboard
James Rufus Koren, Staff Writer
Created: 01/16/2011 07:02:08 AM PST

Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal includes many kinds of cuts and reforms Republicans have long requested, but local Republican lawmakers have given the proposal a lukewarm reception.

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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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DailyBulletin: Dutton blasts Democrats’ proposal of nearly $5B in new taxes

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Staff and Wire reports
Created: 05/25/2010 04:18:36 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO – Inland Valley state Sen. Bob Dutton this week blasted a Democrat plan to raise taxes by nearly $5 billion, largely by extending temporary taxes and delaying corporate tax breaks for two years.

Democrats in the Senate on Monday countered Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed budget cuts with a plan to raise taxes by nearly $5 billion.

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RivPE: UCR med school gets money — on paper

By PE News
on May 25, 2010 6:39 AM

A state Senate budget subcommittee Monday approved shifting $15 million in the University of California’s existing budget to help pay for start-up costs at UC Riverside’s medical school.

With millions already raised in federal money and private donations, the school has left the station, said state Sen. Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar. “It’s one of those things that’s pretty hard to retreat from,” Huff said.

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Lancaster

Senator Bob Huff has announced his endorsement of San Gabriel Valley Republican Businessman Chris Lancaster to succeed Assemblyman Anthony Adams in the 59th District.

“I am proud to endorse Chris Lancaster for State Assembly,” said Senator Huff. “Chris believes as I do that for California to thrive we need pro-growth policies that reward job creators and increase jobs. He also shares my view that California needs fewer government regulations, not more restrictions on our businesses.”

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