Archive for August 23rd, 2012

InlandPolitics: This and That!

Thursday, August 23, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom this week.

New claims for unemployment benefits rise again

First time claims for unemployment benefits rose to 377,000 last week. The figure was 7,000 more than economists expected.

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InlandPolitics: Ramos eyeing CD 31?

Ramos right, speaking with San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos during a Spring fundraising event.

Thursday, August 23, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Is San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Member James Ramos already looking to another elected office in 2014?

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Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/22/2012 07:10:29 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – A recall campaign against a San Bernardino city councilman has broadened into a push to remove not only him but three other council members.

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Published: 22 August 2012 – 07:03 PM

Riverside County’s public employee unions are taking a more passive approach to the District 1 supervisorial race after their favored candidate lost in the June primary.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Remaining members to be appointed in September
Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/22/2012 06:34:17 PM PDT

Special Section: ONT

ONTARIO – In a major step to returning local control of L.A./Ontario International Airport, the City Council has approved a joint powers agreement creating the Ontario International Airport Authority.

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Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Created: 08/22/2012 06:34:19 PM PDT

ONTARIO – A new plan to provide incentives at LA/Ontario International Airport could reduce the rental rates for airlines that increase flights there.

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Rep. Mary Bono Mack

Published: 22 August 2012 – 10:24 AM

WASHINGTON – Inland Rep. Mary Bono Mack is at odds with her party’s formal stance on abortion, and the Palm Springs Republican is speaking out on the issue in the days leading up to next week’s GOP national convention in Tampa.

To read story by Ben Goad in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: REAL ESTATE: FHFA steering toward REO bulk sales

Published: 22 August 2012 – 01:01 PM

Real estate professionals are accusing the Federal Housing Finance Administration and Fannie Mae of moving in a “secretive” way to test a bulk-buying house program in the Inland Empire that will squeeze out consumers, shutter viable businesses and harm an already-fragile housing market recovery.

To read story by Debra Gruszecki in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

SFChronicle: Dems try to give young illegals licenses

John Wildermuth
Updated 11:03 p.m., Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Democratic legislators are working with Gov. Jerry Brown and Department of Motor Vehicles officials to provide driver’s licenses to hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants now eligible to work under President Obama’s new “deferred action” policy.

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