Archive for April 14th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Was entering CD-31 race a bad move by Dutton?

State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right

Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 07:30 p.m.

Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) has apparently continued unabated in his fundraising even though State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) entered the race to represent the 31st Congressional District.

Latest campaign finance reports for the 2011-12 election cycle filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) show the following as of March 31, 2012:

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InlandPolitics: Baca commands fundraising in CD-35

Congressman Joe Baca left. State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod right.


Saturday, April 14, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

Congressman Joe Baca (D-Rialto) has a significant fundraising advantage over State Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod (D-Chino) in the 35th Congressional District.

Latest campaign finance reports for the 2011-12 election cycle filed with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) show the following as of March 31, 2012.

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Jay Orr, County Executive Officer for Riverside County./CONTRIBUTED IMAGE



Published: 13 April 2012 05:53 PM

Riverside County’s newly appointed CEO could be paid a salary equal to that of his predecessor’s, according to a proposal to be discussed by county supervisors Tuesday.

Jay Orr, chosen last week to oversee a county government with nearly 18,000 employees, would be paid $275,546, the same as former CEO Bill Luna, and would be entitled to $16,900 in deferred compensation. The pay and benefits package is outlined in a recommendation from county Human Resources Director Barbara Olivier.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/13/2012 05:40:59 PM PDT

The Victor Valley Economic Development Authority (VVEDA) has sued the state, alleging a new state law that dissolved California’s roughly 400 redevelopment agencies does not apply to VVEDA because it is not a redevelopment agency.

VVEDA filed the lawsuit in the state Supreme Court on Thursday, challenging the applicability of Assembly Bill x126, known as the “Dissolution Bill,” which shuttered redevelopment agencies up and down California.

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April 14, 2012 12:00 PM

Natasha Lindstrom, Staff Writer

Just as seven candidates campaign for San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor, union groups are lobbying for a ballot measure that would slash the pay, perks and staffing budgets of the county’s five supervisors.

The San Bernardino County Elected Officials Pay Reduction Act, dubbed the “Part-time Supervisor” initiative, is a proposed charter amendment that would reduce compensation for supervisors from an average of $271,000 to $60,000 annually, and cut their budgets from a total of $6 million to $250,000 per office. Wrightwood resident Kieran “Red” Brennan, a former grand jury member, authored the measure and San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association President Laren Leichliter spearheaded its petition drive.

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By David Siders
Published: Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012 – 12:10 am

Gov. Jerry Brown urged the Legislature on Friday to “man up” and make spending cuts, acknowledging the state budget deficit is likely larger than he previously thought.

The Democratic governor, in an interview on Bay Area talk radio station KGO (810 AM), said the deficit is “probably bigger now” than the $9.2 billion he estimated earlier this year.

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On politics in the Golden State
April 13, 2012 | 5:12 pm

As state lawmakers consider proposals to reduce pension costs in California, they face legal obstacles to restricting the retirement benefits enjoyed by many local officials, including some city council members, experts warned Friday.

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