Archive for August 31st, 2012

InlandPolitics: Assembly passes smoke and mirrors pension bill

Friday, August 31, 2012 – 04:30 p.m.

The California Assembly approved AB 340, the overblown and over-touted pension reform bill, Friday afternoon.

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InlandPolitics: Intrade: Money bets on Romney victory grow

Friday, August 31, 2012 – 09:30 a.m.

Another sign of a foundering reelection bid by President Barack Obama and the fully-energized campaign of the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan ticket.

Bets on the November Presidential Election, via Intrade, have executed a dramatic shift over the past 90-days.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 – 09:00 a.m.

The final night of the Republican National Convention was a barn burner.

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and legendary Actor Clint Eastwood drove the point clearly home with republican voters, and likely many independents as well.

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By John Nolte – 30 Aug 2012

Newsflash: Obama can’t take a joke. But we already knew that.

For four long years we’ve waited, hoped and prayed that some young comic would break free of the politically correct demands of The State and mock Obama the way all presidents and all people in power should be mocked. But for four long years (with a few exceptions) all we’ve seen instead are cowardly toadies of The State: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chris Rock, the cast of “Saturday Night Live”…

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By Joe Nelson, The (San Bernardino County) Sun
Posted: 08/30/2012 12:41:30 PM PDT

The state 4th District Court of Appeal in Riverside has set a date to hear oral arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys in a far-reaching bribery and conspiracy case in San Bernardino County.

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The Sun: Cuts go deep at San Bernardino City Hall

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 08/30/2012 08:39:02 PM PDT

Special Section: San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO – The cuts in a budget plan presented Wednesday night may have a staggering effect on the city, with some impacts coming in areas that can’t afford it, residents and employees said Thursday.

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The PE: LEGISLATURE Last-minute effort to restore funding

Published: 30 August 2012 – 06:46 PM

SACRAMENTO – For the second year in a row, a group of Inland Southern California cities and lawmakers are making a last-minute push to restore millions of dollars in budget cuts.

To read story by Jim Miller in the Press Enterprise, click here.

SacBee: Dan Walters: Pension overhaul plan falls short

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Ten months ago, Gov. Jerry Brown proclaimed California’s public employee pension system to be “unsustainable” and proposed a very mild, 12-point reform plan.

This week, he embraced a much-weaker version drafted in secrecy by the Legislature’s Democratic leaders, who insisted that it is “a strong proposal” (Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg) and “comprehensive” (Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez).

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August 30th, 2012, 4:56 pm
Posted by Teri Sforza, Register staff writer

By Brian Joseph and Teri Sforza

The pension reform bill that the California legislature is expected to approve Friday may save a lot of money for your grandchildren.

For you, not so much.

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