Archive for April 10th, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011
By Terence P. Jeffrey

( – The federal debt increased $54.1 billion in the eight days preceding the deal made by President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) to cut $38.5 billion in federal spending for the remainder of fiscal year 2011, which runs through September.

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Basin’s value may be disputed again

11:19 PM PDT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Special Section: San Bernardino County Corruption Probe

San Bernardino County and Colonies Partners could again find themselves battling over a 67-acre drainage basin if the $102 million legal settlement between the two is voided.

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InlandPolitics: A quote – “Where are the appraisals?”

Ramos and Brown at a February 10, 2010 news conference.

Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 09:30 a.m.

“Where are the appraisals?”

A quote from former Attorney General, now Governor Jerry Brown during a February 10, 2010 press conference following the arrests of former county supervisor Bill Postmus and Jim Erwin, former chief of staff to Supervisor Neil Derry.

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Sunday, April 10, 2011 – 09:17 a.m.

The battle between California Governor Jerry Brown and Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) continues its war of words.

Words coming mostly from Brown and his surrogates, including his wife, Anne Gust-Brown.

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DailyBulletin: Quincey’s pension a worry

City manager’s departure could be costly for Upland
Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 04/09/2011 09:36:39 PM PDT

UPLAND – City Manager Robb Quincey will become one of Upland’s highest paid retirees once he starts drawing a pension.

Quincey is still employed with the city and his actual pension amount will remain unknown until he officially retires from the public sector. But some early estimates show the city paying out as much in pension for Quincey as for some of its long-serving retirees.

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VVDailyPress: More Victorville layoffs coming

April 09, 2011 8:17 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The city manager is calling for voluntary layoffs, as Victorville prepares to let more workers go in attempt to balance an $8.4 million deficit that equates to more than 18 percent of its general fund operating budget.

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The PE: RIVERSIDE: City, employees debate pension issue

11:35 PM PDT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Though Riverside City Council candidates may disagree on changes to employee pensions, some city officials say they don’t have the luxury of debate.

They’re planning the 2011-12 budget to include about $3.5 million in savings from two-tiered pension agreements and minor benefit changes with all employee groups. If they don’t get the savings from there, city officials said last week, it could mean layoffs or program cuts.

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11:25 PM PDT on Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

The Wildomar City Council this week will discuss whether to end the city’s contributions to their pensions.

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AP: Calif. gov pushes for special election on budget

The Associated Press

LOS ALAMITOS–Gov. Jerry Brown kept up his push for a special election on the state budget Saturday in a quick tour through the territory of Republican lawmakers, who have repeatedly rebuffed him on the method he has chosen to close California’s remaining $15.4 billion budget deficit.

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By David Siders
Published: Sunday, Apr. 10, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

LOS ALAMITOS – Gov. Jerry Brown, concluding a two-day swing through Southern California, said Saturday he believes he can reach a deal on his tax plan by pressing Republicans at the Capitol and in their districts.

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