Archive for March 26th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Donnelly receives Probation


Monday, March 26, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks) received three years probation in a hearing Monday morning San Bernardino County Superior Court.

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InlandPolitics: A little Monday humor…Could it be true?

Monday, March 26, 2012 – 10:55 a.m.

How many people really wonder about this at times?

Probably quite a few.


InlandPolitics Commentary: Would Ramos really be effective?

Monday, March 26, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

There’s a big question starting to circle the local newsrooms these days.

That question being. Where’s San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos?

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The PE: ELECTION: Ballot designations matter for candidates

State Sen. Bob Dutton, R-Rancho Cucamonga, is among legislators who have described themselves as small business owners on ballots. 2009/File Photo



Published: 25 March 2012 08:26 PM

SACRAMENTO — Inland Southern California lawmakers Mike Morrell, Jeff Miller, Bob Dutton and Kevin Jeffries spend a large chunk of their week in Sacramento, voting on bills and sitting through committee hearings as state legislators making base annual salaries of $95,291.

All of them want voters this year to view them as something different: businessmen.

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Supervisor Neil Derry left. Tribal Chairman James Ramos right.

Neil Nisperos, Staff Writer
Posted: 03/25/2012 12:41:53 AM PDT

In collecting and spending campaign money for the San Bernardino County 3rd District supervisor race, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians tribal Chairman James Ramos is clearly ahead of the field.

In the latest campaign finance report released Friday by the county Registrar of Voters Office, Ramos had a cash balance of $435,281, while incumbent 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry had $101,448.

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By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
March 25, 2012, 7:11 p.m.

Reporting from Sacramento— California voters strongly support Gov. Jerry Brown’s new proposal to increase the sales tax and raise levies on upper incomes to help raise money for schools and balance the state’s budget, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

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By Jim Sanders
Published: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 – 7:01 am

Salaries for California lawmakers remain the nation’s highest despite years of budget crisis and a belt-tightening backlash that sparked legislative pay cuts three years ago.

For voters eager to target lawmakers as scapegoats for the state’s massive problems, California’s top ranking is sure to fuel debate this week over whether to cut deeper into legislative paychecks.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Monday, Mar. 26, 2012 – 6:33 am

California’s great public pension battles are heating up, and may be headed for some kind of political explosion.

The Legislature’s Democratic majority appears to be doing its best to ignore significant pension reform, even though Gov. Jerry Brown says the current system is “unsustainable” and an overhaul is needed to persuade voters to raise taxes this year.

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