Archive for June 9th, 2012

The PE: REDEVELOPMENT: State rejects plea for $410 million for SB airport fixes


Published: 08 June 2012 07:27 PM

The Inland Valley Development Agency can count on $22 million in tax revenue for road improvements near San Bernardino International Airport, but it is small consolation for the additional $410 million the state says it will withhold from the agency.

The money would have paid for airport construction and cash incentives to attract a commercial airline.

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Published: 08 June 2012 06:59 PM

Riverside County supervisors will review a recommended budget that, unlike recent editions, doesn’t dip into reserves to make ends meet.

But that doesn’t mean the spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1 will stay balanced. A projected $10 million drop in property tax revenues could open another hole, and at least 229 county workers are losing their jobs as the county faces a sluggish economic recovery and tens of millions of dollars in new spending mandates.

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Published: 08 June 2012 06:02 PM

A new survey shows that San Bernardino County residents continue to have a gloomy outlook on the area’s economic prospects, posing a challenge for elected officials as they decide how to balance spending on everything from major freeway projects to local parks.

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Defense attorneys Stephen Larson and Mary Andrues, who represent Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum, walk out of court after a hearing in the Colonies corruption scandal held Friday at San Bernardino Superior Court. (Rachel Luna/Staff Photographer)


Lori Fowler, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/08/2012 11:58:25 AM PDT

A sweeping San Bernardino County corruption case moved a step forward Friday after lawyers for four men accused of crimes in connection with a $102 million legal settlement said they had received much of the pre-trial evidence they wanted from prosecutors.

But while attorneys have basically worked out evidence issues in the case, there are still items to be resolved.

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Supervisor Neil Derry left. Tribal Member James Ramos right.


Published: 08 June 2012 06:15 PM

In his attempt to unseat county Supervisor Neil Derry, former San Manuel tribal Chairman James Ramos won strong support from east San Bernardino Valley cities in the 3rd District, according to a review of unofficial precinct results.

Ramos won precincts in Redlands, Highland, Loma Linda, Grand Terrace, Mentone and Yucaipa while Derry performed best in desert and mountain areas such as Big Bear, Oak Glen and the Lucerne Valley. Former Twentynine Palms Mayor Jim Bagley picked up support in his home base.

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By David Siders
Published: Saturday, Jun. 9, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Saturday, Jun. 9, 2012 – 12:07 am

Five months before Election Day, public support for Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to raise taxes hangs precariously above 50 percent, with confidence in Brown slipping.

A new Field Poll shows 52 percent of registered voters support Brown’s initiative to raise the state sales tax and income taxes on California’s highest earners, compared to 35 percent opposed.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
June 8, 2012

Look for a series of announcements in the next few days from Gov. Jerry Brown and several bargaining units that they have reached agreements to reduce employees’ compensation.

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By Jon Ortiz
Published: Saturday, Jun. 9, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California Highway Patrol officers union and Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration have reached a furlough agreement to cut pay 5 percent for a year.

Under the deal, the CHP’s roughly 6,300 officers will be furloughed eight hours per month starting July 1.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 8, 2012

As many as 1 million ballots remain to be counted from Tuesday’s primary election in California, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

The unprocessed ballot report tallies 972,652 ballots, but a dozen small counties have yet to report.

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