Archive for June 5th, 2011

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Benoit wants campaign reports filed electronically



10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Press-Enterprise

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit is proposing a law that would require candidates for county office to electronically file campaign finance disclosure reports.

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10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, June 4, 2011

Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Congressional earmarks may be dead for the moment, but that isn’t stopping individual lawmakers from requesting federal funding for their favorite programs.

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The Sun: In defense of Medicare

Area seniors don’t trust changes
Mediha Fejzagic DiMartino, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/04/2011 09:50:12 PM PDT

Hunkering under a $14 trillion debt ceiling, Congress and the Obama administration are negotiating possible changes to Medicare and other benefits programs as part of a deal to increase the government’s ability to borrow.

But local seniors want lawmakers to keep their paws off the federally-sponsored health insurance program for the elderly.

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DailyBulletin: Upland nears a decision on city manager

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 06/05/2011 04:57:18 AM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council may be about to decide who the next city manager will be.

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CCTimes: Will looming budget deadline usher a deal?



By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 06/03/2011 05:51:59 PM PDT
Updated: 06/04/2011 05:06:40 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — Another deadline, another round of exhortations from Gov. Jerry Brown to complete a budget and allow the people to vote on tax extensions.

But is anybody listening yet? Maybe.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, Jun. 5, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The pensions received by California’s public employees have erupted into a very hot political issue, so hot that it has become one of the key issues in the state budget stalemate.

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LATimes: Economic ‘recovery’ leaves jobs behind

By Don Lee, Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2011, 7:02 p.m.

Reporting from Washington— Still limping two years after officially emerging from the recession and buffeted by a new wave of bad news, the U.S. economy is struggling with problems that run far deeper than higher oil prices, the European debt crisis or auto industry slowdown stemming from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

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