Archive for May 27th, 2011

The PE: No-show classes to pad S.B. deputies’ pay were common

10:48 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Falsifying attendance at training courses to qualify San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies for higher pay was a common practice condoned and enforced by office supervisors, grand jury testimony shows.

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The PE: Stone faces $16,000 FPPC fine



By PE Politics
May 26, 2011 4:42 PM

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone has agreed to pay $16,000 for failing to properly report $84,052 in contributions to his 2010 campaign for state Senate.

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10:23 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff outlined a budget proposal this week that he said reduces a $60 million budget gap in his department to $17 million and would eliminate the need for large-scale layoffs.

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The PE: SB COUNTY: Gonzales makes cuts to her staff

10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A week after introducing a reform proposal to limit San Bernardino County supervisors’ use of discretionary funds to hire employees, Board Chairwoman Josie Gonzales announced she will reduce her staff.

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The PE: Businessman to stand trial in recall probe

10:13 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

A judge Thursday ordered a businessman to stand trial on perjury and other charges stemming from the failed attempt to recall a Lake Elsinore councilman.

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10:00 PM PDT on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sacramento Bureau

SACRAMENTO – Inland Regional Center’s first attempt at getting off state-imposed probation has fallen short, with a recent state letter highlighting continued concerns about operations at the San Bernardino-based facility.

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The Sun: OpEd: Gov. Brown is missing the point



By Mike Morrell
Posted: 05/26/2011 07:23:50 PM PDT

Gov. Jerry Brown presented his revised budget, traditionally called the May Revision, last week. There was some good news and some bad news.

The good news is an unanticipated $6.6 billion in new revenues. With unemployment in the Inland Empire hovering at 13 percent and an economy still rebounding from the Great Recession, some extra pocket change comes as a welcome surprise.

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By Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino Staff Writer
Created: 05/26/2011 09:48:29 PM PDT

In the light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating release of 33,000 criminals in the next two years, two lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging the federal government to intervene.

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By Ryan Hagen Staff Writer
Created: 05/26/2011 03:49:44 PM PDT

COLTON – Next year’s budget contains “surprisingly encouraging news” for Colton Joint Unified School District, the district’s main budget adviser said Wednesday at a special meeting of the school board.

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VVDailyPress: Feds deny appeal of EB-5 termination

City Council calls special meeting to discuss options
May 26, 2011 6:49 PM
Brooke Edwards

VICTORVILLE • The federal government rejected Victorville’s appeal of the termination of its EB-5 visa investor program, citing concerns over how the city planned to use the loans from foreign citizens and whether enough jobs would be created.

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By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
May 27, 2011

Reporting from Sacramento — Companies lobbying state lawmakers for favorable treatment can continue to shower them with tickets to Disneyland, Dodgers games and rock concerts after legislators scuttled a bill Thursday that would have banned such gifts.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
May 26, 2011

After a heated and partisan debate, the state Assembly voted Thursday to cancel and then modify an agreement with the federal government under which fingerprints of arrestees are checked for their immigration status.

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May 26th, 2011, 12:06 pm
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Costa Mesa, is helping lead a bipartisan charge toward federal recognition of legal medical marijuana, co-signing two bills introduced in Congress on Wednesday.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents detain suspected illegal immigrants in Phoenix. A Supreme Court ruling will allow the state to revoke business licenses for those who hire undocumented workers. (Nick Oza / Associated Press / May 26, 2011)

By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
May 26, 2011, 5:59 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— The Supreme Court gave a big boost to proponents of stricter state laws against illegal immigration by upholding Arizona’s “business death penalty” for employers who repeatedly hire undocumented workers.

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NYTimes (AP): Romney to Enter Presidential Race Next Week



Published: May 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney said Thursday he planned to formally join the GOP race for president during an appearance next week in New Hampshire, a state that is central to his White House strategy.

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Politico: Michele Bachmann likely to announce in Iowa



By JONATHAN MARTIN | 5/26/11 9:22 PM EDT Updated: 5/27/11 10:05 AM EDT

DES MOINES – Hours after Sarah Palin announced a bus tour of the east coast that could presage a presidential campaign, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) told reporters here that she was likely to announce a White House campaign next month in Waterloo, Iowa.

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