Archive for September 9th, 2012

DailyBulletin: Upland council to consider cutting own pay, ethics code

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Created: 09/08/2012 07:11:13 AM PDT

UPLAND – City Council members will hold their first regular meeting Monday following the summer break and intend on tackling their own compensation.

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Dan Morain

By Dan Morain, Senior editor
Published: Sunday, Sep. 9, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 6E

As the young ‘uns preened on a national stage in Charlotte, Gov. Jerry Brown stepped out of his Sacramento loft and into his Pontiac a few minutes before 9 the other morning. He was focused on the issue that matters most to him, an initiative that would raise taxes by $6 billion a year.

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John Diaz
Updated 1:35 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012

The last time Californians were presented with such dire warnings about a ballot measure was when a young Jerry Brown was in the governor’s office. Voters in 1978 ignored the pleadings of Brown and the overwhelming majority of the government establishment, state and local, and passed Proposition 13. A good case can be made that the Jarvis-Gann Initiative was every bit as disruptive to the ability of governments to raise taxes to sustain basic services as Brown and others warned.

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LATimes: Gov. Jerry Brown signs 59 bills

By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2012

SACRAMENTO — California landlords can no longer require rent to be paid online, drivers will be able to show police their proof of insurance on their smartphones and sports fans may have a little more protection at stadiums under bills signed into law Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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