Archive for January 10th, 2011

LATimes: Brown wants five more years of higher taxes

On politics in the Golden State
Jerry Brown’s budget cuts deep, looks to extend tax hikes, reshapes government
January 10, 2011 | 10:06 am

Gov. Jerry Brown will unveil a stark budget plan for California on Monday, proposing to slash welfare spending in half, cut nearly 20% from the state’s university system and reduce healthcare coverage for the poor — while asking that voters approve an array of tax increases.

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Supervisor Neil Derry

Monday, January 10, 2011 – 11:00 a.m.

It’s been an interesting first two years for San Bernardino County Supervisor Neil Derry.

A supervisor, who has no problem pissing-off his colleagues anytime he sees fit to do so.

He’s a man who’s unapologetic for doing as much.

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YahooFinance (CNBC): Chadwick: Where Are All The Jobs?

On Monday January 10, 2011, 11:27 am EST

The U.S. economy is steadily improving. So where are all the jobs? That question has become headline news on a nearly daily basis. Unfortunately the answers are not simple.

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The PE: Governor’s Riverside office gets the axe

By PE News
on January 10, 2011 1:14 AM

The Riverside office that has represented three successive governor’s administrations will not be there for a fourth.

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The PE: Even years and odd budgets


By PE News
on January 9, 2011 8:02 PM

Two lawmakers from Inland Southern California are of similar minds when it comes to changing when the Legislature meets and creating a two-year budget.

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

11:01 PM PST on Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A recent report shows that eight Inland area hospitals had higher than average death rates for problems and conditions that government agencies have identified as possible quality indicators, according to state analysis.

Five of those hospitals had been identified as poor performers in a previous report for 2006 and 2007 by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which evaluates health care data.

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Bono Mack

10:01 PM PST on Sunday, January 9, 2011

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives will enact new requirements sought by Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack to add transparency to the legislative process.

In one of its first actions, the newly convened 112th Congress on Wednesday approved rules that will govern the chamber’s operations over the next two years. Among them is a set of requirements proposed by Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, before the close of the last Congress.

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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: Giffords admired at her alma mater


Attack weighs on Scripps

Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Created: 01/09/2011 08:43:39 PM PST

CLAREMONT – The Arizona massacre that ended with six people dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life Sunday echoed through a stunned campus community at Scripps College this weekend.

Giffords graduated in 1993 from Scripps before eventually moving back to her native Arizona and representing the Tucson area in Congress.

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The Sun: LAWA officials not worried by option to sue

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/09/2011 09:46:42 PM PST

ONTARIO – Los Angeles World Airports officials said they are not concerned about the city’s threat to sue as an option in their fight for L.A./Ontario International Airport.

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Wendy Leung, Staff Writer
Created: 01/09/2011 09:46:32 PM PST

The Upland City Council will hold its first regular meeting of the year at 7p.m. tonight.

The council will consider a resolution rescinding all prior claims and lawsuit settlement authorizations of the city manager and establish a new process.

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Larry Ward

06:16 AM PST on Monday, January 10, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Last year, the Riverside County recorder’s office handled 630,000 property titles — about 2,500 every single work day.

It’s a laborious, multistep process that requires county workers to physically check each document — some as long as 25 pages — for legal requirements, scan each into a computer and then mail the paperwork back to title companies and property owners.

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Jerry Brown’s plan, to be revealed Monday, will have something for just about everyone to hate. But it is in giving Californians a dose of painful truth that he hopes to succeed.

By Shane Goldmacher, Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento —

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will unveil his plan to lead California out of the fiscal wilderness and back to prosperity: a politically charged mix of deep cuts and higher taxes.

Interactive: Try your hand at eliminating the state’s red ink

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011 – 12:42 pm

Put aside Gov. Jerry Brown’s political skills for a moment, along with his insider’s knowledge of state government and his honeymoon with voters and lawmakers.

Those assets might not stand a chance against 12.4 percent unemployment.

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Calpensions: State pension funds: what went wrong

By Ed Mendel
January 10, 2010

Two CalSTRS programs that expired at the beginning of the new year are an example of what all three state public pension systems did in good times — pumped up pensions for retirees, while cutting payments into the pension funds.

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