Archive for April 26th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Pomierski enters guilty plea (-Update-)


Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 11:45 a.m.

Former Upland Mayor John “J.P.” Pomierski entered into a plea agreement before Federal Judge Virginia Philips in U.S. District Court in Riverside on Thursday morning.

The plea agreement stems from charges related to influence peddling.

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InlandPolitics: This and that!

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 09:45 a.m.

Here’s some interesting news on the transom this week.

Retirement savings plans under attack.

Yes, it’s finally happening. The feds are discussing the taxation of various retirement savings accounts to generate revenue. As their coffers dwindle, expect federal, state and local government to squeeze taxpayers.

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County Supervisor Neil Derry left. Tribal Member James Ramos right.

Thursday, April 26, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The former leader of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has dropped his clean campaign pledge in his quest to unseat San Bernardino County Third District Supervisor Neil Derry.

Candidate James Ramos is telling mountain constituents he’s ended his desire to run a clean issue-oriented campaign and instead has went negative against Derry.

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Draft report done; findings expected out in June
April 25, 2012 11:37 AM
Brooke Edwards Staggs, City Editor

VICTORVILLE • Three years after the Daily Press first reported that the San Bernardino County Grand Jury was investigating the city of Victorville, sources confirm a draft report of the citizen group’s findings is complete and will likely be released within the next two months.

City Manager Doug Robertson said he was recently given an opportunity to review the draft report. He was then asked to sign a confidentiality form on April 16, prohibiting him from discussing any of the report’s contents.

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Published: 25 April 2012 05:56 PM

President Obama has nominated Jesus Bernal, who heads the Inland-area public defender’s office in Riverside, as a judge for the vacant federal court bench in Riverside, Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office announced Wednesday.

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Construction worker Jesus Guerrero works on the KB Homes Development in Fontana on Wednesday. (Rachel Luna / Staff Photographer)


Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Posted: 04/25/2012 11:43:21 AM PDT

Take a drive along local freeways on any given day of the work week, and you might see signs of life – economic life.

Developments are popping up – housing and commercial.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 25, 2012

With state revenues slowing to a trickle as the end of April draws near, the state’s top fiscal analyst said late Wednesday that California could be “a few billion dollars” shy of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget projections through June 2013.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
April 25, 2012

California voters are inclined to support Gov. Jerry Brown’s sales and income tax increase, but by a less than overwhelming margin, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California has found.

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George Skelton

By George Skelton
Capitol Journal

April 26, 2012

Sometimes an old movie line says it best. Such a line came to mind when I read the Assembly speaker’s assertion that political money doesn’t influence legislative voting.

“I know people love to try to create that impression,” Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) was quoted as saying in a Times article Sunday about AT&T’s wide-ranging lobbying operation.

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By Marc Lifsher
April 25, 2012, 1:24 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Close to 100,000 jobless Californians will lose as many as 20 weeks of federal unemployment insurance benefits in three weeks, state officials warned.

The extra benefits of as much as $450 a week are part of a federal extension to the regular state program known in bureaucratic parlance as FED-ED.

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April 25th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer

We told you recently about a stunning study which found that putting a condemned prisoner to death in California cost $308 million per man.

“Executing the Will of the Voters? A Roadmap to Mend or End the California Legislature’s Death Penalty Debacle ” had unusual authority, written as it was by folks from both sides of the debate: U.S. 9th Circuit Judge Arthur L. Alarcon, who has prosecuted death penalty cases, and Loyola Law School professor Paula M. Mitchell, who argues against them.

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