Archive for December 7th, 2011

InlandPolitics: In Memorium: Pearl Harbor Day – 70 years ago

December 7, 1941


InlandPolitics: BOS 3: Ramos conducting push poll

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 12:10 p.m.

Sources tell that San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos is conducting a push poll for his campaign to defeat Neil Derry on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.

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InlandPolitics: S.B. County Government: Has anything changed?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 12:05 p.m

Has anything really changed in San Bernardino County government?

The answer. Not really.

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WSJ Opinion: Are Prosecutors Above the Law?

Despite their shocking misconduct, federal prosecutors in the Ted Stevens trial may not be charged with criminal contempt.

By Jim Morhard
Saturday, December 3, 2011

After federal district court Judge Emmet Sullivan dismissed the conviction of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens on charges of failing to properly report gifts, he ordered an investigation of the prosecutors. Quoting from the report (which is sealed until January), the judge recently explained that the investigators found ample evidence that the prosecution of Stevens (who was killed in a plane crash last year) was “permeated by the systematic concealment of significant exculpatory evidence which would have independently corroborated his defense and his testimony, and seriously damaged the testimony and credibility of the government’s key witness.”

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The PE: S.B. COUNTY: Supes budget impasse continues

It’s the second consecutive meeting where they fail to reach an agreement


Published: 06 December 2011 07:32 PM

San Bernardino County remains unable to pay some of its bills after a second straight meeting where supervisors failed to reach agreement on budget adjustments.

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First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt

December 07, 2011 9:00 AM
Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Tensions flared at Tuesday’s meeting of the San Bernardino County Supervisors, when 1st District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt stuck by his decision to reject a quarterly budget adjustment and fellow supervisors accused him of being fiscally “irresponsible.”

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The Sun: HD Emergency Operations Center budget skyrockets

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/06/2011 08:26:26 PM PST

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to increase the construction budget of the High Desert Public Safety Operations Center in Hesperia by 45 percent.

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The Sun: Gov. Brown’s tax hike initiative stirs opponents

By Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/06/2011 06:20:09 PM PST

Area business leaders and Republican lawmakers are slamming a November ballot proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to temporarily increase the state sales tax and raise taxes on the wealthy.

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By Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/06/2011 08:40:50 PM PST

SAN BERNARDINO – There wasn’t any easing-in period for the three new members who joined the San Bernardino City Unified School District’s board Tuesday.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 – 10:50 am

A majority of California voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to dial back public employee pensions and a plurality think that state and local government retirements are “too generous,” according to a new Field Poll.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 6, 2011

The fight over unions using members’ dues to fund political spending is headed back to the ballot next year.

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On politics in the Golden State
December 6, 2011 | 2:59 pm

Kinde Durkee Three months after the arrest of campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee on suspicion of mishandling political funds from a state lawmaker’s account, federal prosecutors said Tuesday they need more time to complete their investigation to determine whether other politicians lost money.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown has formally proposed a $7 billion a year increase in sales and income taxes to close the state’s chronic budget deficit.

Whether it will be the only tax increase on the November ballot is uncertain. Several others are in the works, and if they reach the ballot as well, voter confusion could doom all. But assuming that Brown’s stands alone, how would the campaign shape up?

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Kamala Harris

By Rick Daysog
Published: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 – 9:07 am

Promising to hold lenders accountable for abuses that helped fuel the foreclosure crisis, California has entered into a broad alliance with the state of Nevada to investigate the nation’s mortgage industry.

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Calbuzz: Calbuzz Panel: Brown must scuttle other tax plans

Tuesday, December 7, 2011

The only way Gov. Jerry Brown can win approval of his November initiative to raise $7 billion a year over the next five years is if he can convince other forces who are planning to qualify tax measures to drop their proposals and unite behind his. And even then, the odds are about 50-50.

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Posted by Joe Garofoli
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mitt Romney joined Rep. Ron Paul Tuesday in just saying no to the Donald Trump/NewsMax sponsored GOP debate. That’s the Dec. 27 one moderated by The Donald. Afterwards he plans to endorse his favorite. You know, just like what happens on “The Apprentice” or the Miss USA pageant — both Trump properties.

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