Archive for June 13th, 2012

The Sun: County’s budget up for public hearing

Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/12/2012 07:49:23 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – Facing a fiscal environment affected by shrinking revenues, public pension and salary issues and dwindling state funds, San Bernardino County Supervisors will discuss the proposed $4.06-billion 2012-13 budget for the first time at a special meeting Friday.

And the public will get a chance to sound off on that budget.

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Published: 12 June 2012 09:43 PM

As if to emphasize the differences in style between Riverside’s old and new leadership, City Manager Scott Barber used the annual budget hearing to deliver a detailed rebuttal of residents’ allegations of fiscal mismanagement and impropriety.

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Neil Nisperos and Benjamin Demers, Staff Writers
Posted: 06/12/2012 09:45:09 PM PDT

Brad Mitzelfelt has about six months left as a member of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, but after that his future is uncertain.

Mitzelfelt suffered a crushing defeat in last week’s primary election in the 8th Congressional District. The supervisor finished fifth of 13 candidates with about 10.8 percent of the vote.

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The PE: ONLINE POKER: Author pulls bill at first hearing


Published: 12 June 2012 08:03 PM

SACRAMENTO — Deep differences among members of the state’s politically powerful gaming industry, particularly tribes with casinos, have once again stalled legislation to legalize online gambling in California.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers were divided Tuesday over the thorny issue of remaking California’s welfare program and whether to allow some parents to receive cash aid without finding work.

The dispute continued three days before the constitutional deadline for passing a state budget, with Brown issuing a public rebuke, saying the Democratic budget was “not structurally balanced and puts us into a hole in succeeding years.”

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By Dale Kasler
Published: Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 4A

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System plans to raise health care premiums to its members by an average of nearly 10 percent next year, one of the biggest increases in recent years.

The increase of 9.6 percent would be more than twice as big as the rate hike that took effect for this year. It would have significant implications for health care affordability in California and beyond.

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Politico: Wall Street’s vote: Romney by a landslide

Among financial-sector donors, Romney is trouncing the president.



For three years, Wall Street’s been telling the world how much it can’t stand President Barack Obama.

Now, thanks to campaign finance filings, it’s possible to put a price tag on just how much: Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting it are outraising Obama among financial-sector donors $37.1 million to $4.8 million.

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