Archive for August 1st, 2012

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Raises given to top-level managers


Published: 31 July 2012 06:25 PM

Senior staff in the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, district attorney’s office and other departments will get raises to prevent them from earning less than the people they supervise.

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 31, voted unanimously to approve the raises, which will cost about $1.6 million this fiscal year. The raises will be absorbed in the current budget and won’t require additional spending.

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The Sun: Aguilar to seek another term on Redlands council

Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2012 01:59:19 PM PDT

REDLANDS – Mayor Pete Aguilar announced Tuesday that he will seek re-election to retain a seat on the City Council in November.

The announcement comes two weeks after the nomination period for the fall election opened on July 16.

Aguilar was appointed to the council in 2006 to fill a vacancy, becoming the second youngest member on the council in the city’s history at the age of 26.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 07/31/2012 06:21:44 PM PDT

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday will hold a special meeting to discuss proposed pension reforms and to consider forming a special panel to provide input on assisting businesses in low income areas.

Supervisor Janice Rutherford is proposing that any increases to county employee retirement benefits or changes to formulas used to determine benefits first be approved by voters.

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VVDailyPress: AG to hold hearing for VVCH sale

July 31, 2012 5:06 PM
Tomoya Shimura, Staff Writer
Editor’s note:

This is one in a series on the proposed sale of bankrupt Victor Valley Community Hospital. Watch for more on the buyer and future of the hospital in upcoming editions of the Daily Press.

VICTORVILLE • The California Attorney General’s office will hold a public hearing Friday involving the proposed sale of Victor Valley Community Hospital to Riverside-based KPC Global Care medical group, which had once failed to close out a deal.

The Victorville nonprofit hospital agreed in June to a $33.8 million purchasing offer by KPC after nearly two years of searching for a new owner.

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LATimes: Unions raise nearly $10 million to fight Prop. 32

On politics in the Golden State
July 31, 2012 | 7:01 pm

A coalition of California labor unions has raised nearly $10 million to fight Proposition 32, far outpacing the backers of the November ballot measure that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.

While the measure would prohibit both unions and corporations from contributing directly to candidates, labor leaders are more concerned about another provision in the initiative: banning the practice of political contribution by payroll deduction, the primary method unions use to raise political cash.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 31, 2012

The November tax initiative backed by civil rights lawyer Molly Munger spent $8.2 million in the first half of the year, including more than $2 million on early television advertising, the campaign reported today.

Munger, whose initiative rivals one proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, contributed $7.8 million to the campaign through June. The measure was left with just $130,235 in cash on hand, though Munger’s self-funding of the effort has made replenishment relatively easy.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 – 7:44 am

Capitol politicians have been wrangling for decades over taxing multistate and multinational corporations doing business in California.

In 1974, the state joined a multistate compact to bring uniformity to corporate taxation, the chief feature of which was using three equal factors – payroll, property and sales – to determine state taxable income.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
July 31, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown’s November ballot initiative to raise taxes collected $6.3 million in the first half of the year, with $5 million in cash hand at the end of June, the campaign reported today.

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By Paul Pringle and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 31, 2012, 6:27 p.m.

Not long ago, Tyrone Freeman was a rising young star in the national labor movement, already the head of California’s biggest union local and a force in Democratic politics from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.

Freeman’s quick climb up the ranks of the powerful Service Employees International Union burnished his reputation as an effective advocate for the disadvantaged, a man who helped improve the lot of about 190,000 workers paid about $9 an hour to provide in-home care for the infirm.

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