Archive for August 14th, 2012

InlandPolitics: An example of a county justice system gone wrong

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – 10:30 a.m.

It’s not often when you can witness a justice system being abused.

Abused in plain sight for that matter!

But, in San Bernardino County, a place that operates more like a banana republic than a state subdivision, it’s routine.

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The PE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Businessmen admit to bribery

Published: 13 August 2012 – 05:44 PM

Two businessmen accused of offering envelopes stuffed with cash to the top aide of a San Bernardino County supervisor have admitted to bribery.

To read story by Imran Ghori in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Published: 13 August 2012 – 04:22 PM

Eastvale and Jurupa Valley City Council incumbents running for a full four-year term each will face challengers in the Nov. 6 election.

To read story by Sandra Stokley in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Sandra Emerson
Created: 08/13/2012 09:44:41 PM PDT

UPLAND – The City Council on Monday night finalized the city manager’s contract as well as selected a new city attorney.

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LATimes: Judge orders changes to Prop. 32 language

On politics in the Golden State
August 13, 2012 | 6:56 pm

A Sacramento County Superior Court judge on Monday ordered the secretary of state to change language on the November ballot describing Proposition 32, the initiative that promises to eliminate special-interest money in politics.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
August 13, 2012

By a razor-thin margin, the California Assembly passed legislation today to raise a billion dollars annually for middle-class college scholarships by altering tax law for numerous out–of-state corporations..

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On politics in the Golden State
August 13, 2012 | 5:18 pm

California scrambles to pay its bills with more borrowing.Embedded in a Monday report from the California controller is a statistic showing just how much the state is straining to pay its bills before November’s vote on higher taxes.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Once upon a time, the favored method of sneaking something through the Legislature was the so-called “conference committee.”

Ostensibly, a conference committee of members from both houses would reconcile differences between competing versions of legislation.

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By Greg Lucas
August 13, 2012

SACRAMENTO – Total revenues were $475 million below projections contained in the budget for the fiscal year that began July 1, said State Controller John Chiang on August 13 in his monthly report covering California’s cash balance, receipts and disbursements in July 2012.

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