Archive for January 10th, 2012

InlandPolitics: S.B. County Board declines to cut benefits of countywide officials

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 11:25 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, while adopting cuts to their own benefits package, wouldn’t go near a proposal by Third District Supervisor Neil Derry to have the cuts apply to all of the county’s elected officials on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 – 08:30 a.m.

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider slashing their own lavish benefits package Tuesday morning.

A benefits package unmatched anywhere in the state and possibly country.

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Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands


Published: 09 January 2012 09:29 PM

WASHINGTON — The field of Democratic candidates for California’s new 31st Congressional District is quickly solidifying, but potential GOP candidates appear to be awaiting a decision from incumbent Rep. Jerry Lewis before entering what is certain to be a high-profile race for the seat.

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The PE: HOUSE: GOP’s No. 3 bullish on Inland races

U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield


Published: 09 January 2012 08:26 PM

SACRAMENTO — Republicans are well-positioned to win two newly drawn congressional swing seats in Inland Southern California this fall, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said Monday.

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The Sun: Reps for SB Airport company meet with creditors

By Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/09/2012 08:08:49 PM PST

Representatives of Norton Property Management Services, LLC., which rents and operates portions of a hangar at the embattled San Bernardino International Airport, met with creditors on Monday as the company’s bankruptcy proceedings moved forward.

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Wes Woods II, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 01/09/2012 03:03:05 PM PST

View Document: Lawsuit filed by Claremont police union vs. city and chamber

CLAREMONT – The Claremont Police Officers Association has filed a lawsuit against the Claremont Chamber of Commerce and the city alleging its right to freedom of expression, association and assembly were violated at the Village Venture event in October.

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On politics in the Golden State
January 9, 2012 | 3:44 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax measure could bring in billions less than what the governor is counting on, according to a new analysis from the nonpartisan state legislative analyst.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown’s new budget says that the state’s shaky finances are “exacerbated by an unprecedented level of debts, deferrals and budgetary obligations,” which he describes as “a wall of debt.”

However, California’s debt, much of it run up over the last decade, is more like a mountain, at least a Mount Whitney and perhaps a Mount Everest.

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U.S. Rep. David Dreier

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 9, 2012

With less than six months to go until the June primary, viable Republican challengers to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein aren’t exactly rushing to file nomination papers.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the No. 3 ranking House Republican, suggested Monday that fellow House Republican David Dreier could be a formidable challenger.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 9, 2012

Civil rights attorney Molly Munger has contributed $500,000 toward her tax initiative to raise $10 billion annually for education, the first significant cash backing a measure that competes with Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax proposal, according to a campaign statement posted today.

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LATimes: Gasoline prices climb in California, nationwid

Analysts cite two reasons for the rise in gasoline prices: exports draining U.S. fuel supplies and an increase in global tensions.

By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
January 10, 2012

Retail gasoline prices jumped higher over the last week in California and most of the nation, adding to what was already a record start for a new year.

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