Archive for April 23rd, 2012

InlandPolitics: Upland lawyer amends lawsuit to recover Colonies settlement funds

Monday, April 23, 2012 – 03:00 p.m.

A lawsuit filed by an Upland lawyer to force San Bernardino County to recover $102 million it paid Colonies Partners L.P., in a 2006 settlement over a flood control land use dispute, appears to have hit a snag.

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The PE: TRIBAL GAMING: Special fund’s days are numbered


Published: 22 April 2012 08:12 PM

SACRAMENTO — Throughout much of the past decade, California’s Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund has been a rare revenue bright spot for Riverside County.

Created by the agreements that legalized gambling on tribal lands, the fund has fostered grants to pay for police officers, medical services and other expenses to offset traffic and other consequences of having casinos nearby.

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He’ll be asking the labor unions to let employees pay more for health and retirement benefits



Published: 22 April 2012 06:19 PM

Redlands’ labor negotiator has begun meeting with representatives of employee groups to discuss salary and benefit issues that city officials say could help improve Redlands’ long-term financial health.

The City Council has directed its negotiator, Richard Kreisler, a partner in the Los Angeles law firm Liebert Cassidy Whitmore, to propose changes in employee retirement and lifetime health care benefits and overtime, city spokesman Carl Baker said in a news release.

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The Sun: OpEd: A supervisor with courage and guts

Michele Derry
Posted: 04/22/2012 07:04:10 AM PDT

I have stood by long enough while my husband is misrepresented by James Ramos and his gambling special interests. Enough is enough.

How can James Ramos, as a tribal chairman of a sovereign nation who receives over $200,000 a month as a tribal member through gambling profits, represent the interests of the average citizen of San Bernardino County?

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Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/22/2012 04:07:38 PM PDT

A proposal designed to identify restaurants that screen employees for their immigration status will go in front of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, its author said.

Supervisor Neil Derry’s measure would amend the county’s restaurant letter-grading system as a way to identify businesses that use the federal E-Verify system.

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Published: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 11:05 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — It’s been six months since Gov. Jerry Brown put forward his proposals to make the public pension system more affordable, yet action on his 12-point plan has been nearly imperceptible.

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Calpensions: CalSTRS: on the road to ruin or recovery?

By Ed Mendel
Monday, April 23, 2012

An annual look at CalSTRS, the nation’s second largest public pension system, once again raises the question of whether there is an urgent need to begin putting more money into the pension fund.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Apr. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

With the state budget mired in deficits, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislators, especially his fellow Democrats, are searching under every fiscal rock for money to spend.

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