Archive for January 13th, 2012

The PE: POLITICS: Jerry Lewis, an Inland icon, will step down

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, works the phones in this 2005 photo. Lewis, who has represented a Southern California district in Congress for more than 30 years, will not seek re-election in 2012, he announced Thursday./AP


Published: 12 January 2012 10:17 PM

U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, the dean of California’s House Republicans who was both celebrated and criticized for the hundreds of millions of federal dollars he sent to his Inland district, said Thursday he would retire after more than three decades in Congress.

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The Sun: Congressman Jerry Lewis to retire


Neil Nisperos and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/12/2012 10:24:20 AM PST

Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, announced his retirement on Thursday, after 46 years in elected office and 33 years representing San Bernardino and Riverside counties in Congress.

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Congressman Gary Miller

Neil Nisperos and Joe Nelson, Staff Writers
Posted: 01/12/2012 12:13:10 PM PST

Rep. Jerry Lewis’ retirement announcement on Thursday prompted a a throng of local politicians to announce their plans to run for new congressional district seats in the region.

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By PE Politics
January 12, 2012 2:20 PM

The Inland area will have no shortage of candidates for two open congressional seats following today’s announcement by Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, that he will retire.

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Josh Dulaney, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/12/2012 04:49:18 PM PST

An attorney for Norton Property Management Services LLC, one of 16 companies under federal investigation in connection with an alleged corruption at San Bernardino International Airport, says aggressive actions by the airport forced the company to file bankruptcy.

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DailyBulletin: Edison sends Tehachapi date to PUC

Canan Tasci, Staff Writer
Created: 01/12/2012 04:22:01 PM PST

Southern California Edison this week released its report of alternative power line routes in the area of Chino Hills estimating costs of about $175 million to more than $1 billion if the project is changed by the state Public Utilities Commission.

The amount would surpass the current projected cost of building the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project by at least $8 million.

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VVDailyPress: Mitzelfelt running for Congress


January 12, 2012 10:33 AM
From Staff Reports
Four locals declare bids for 1st District Supervisor:

First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt announced he’s running for Congress to represent the newly formed 8th District.

The announcement came minutes after U.S. Rep. Jerry Lewis, R-Redlands, announced he’s retiring after 17 terms representing portions of the High Desert.

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On politics in the Golden State
January 12, 2012 | 5:41 pm

Republican state senators say Gov. Jerry Brown is overstating the need for new tax hikes, according to an internal analysis.

The 61-page report, which examines Brown’s proposals from a Republican perspective, said state tax revenues will bounce back without the temporary taxes the governor wants.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

“Soak the rich” has a populist ring that resonates in a period of economic uncertainty, and making the rich pay their “fair share” of taxes has become a rallying cry for those on the political left with no small appeal to those in the middle.

Gov. Jerry Brown hopes to tap into that sentiment with a ballot measure that would increase everyone’s sales taxes a bit while hitting the very affluent with higher income taxes.

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LATimes: More House seats in California up for grabs

By Richard Simon and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
January 13, 2012

The retirement of Rep. Jerry Lewis, dean of the California House GOP, marks the sixth and most significant departure from Congress in the wake of a new redistricting plan, portending a dramatic shake-up of the state’s delegation.

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Hospital managed by Prime draws potential buyer
January 13, 2012 | Christina Jewett

Monica Lam/California Watch

A San Bernardino County hospital managed by Prime Healthcare Services is considering a purchase offer from a nonprofit Catholic health system, possibly signaling an end to a long and rocky bankruptcy.

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