Archive for September 15th, 2012

InlandPolitics: Will Miller go negative in CD 31 contest?

State Senator Bob Dutton left. Congressman Gary Miller right.

Saturday, September 15, 2012 – 09:15 a.m.

Will the hotly-contested race for the 31st Congressional District turn negative?

That’s the big question this week, with new polling numbers showing State Senator Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) giving seven-term Congressman Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) a run for his money.

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The PE: POLITICAL EMPIRE: Baca and others honor Arnie

Published: 14 September 2012 – 08:24 PM

Three years after legislation penned by Inland Rep. Joe Baca was approved by Congress, golf icon Arnold Palmer was given the Congressional Gold Medal during a ceremony last week at the U.S. Capitol.

To read c0lumn by Jeff Horseman, Ben Goad and Jim Miller in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Republican Mike Morrell of Rancho Cucamonga

Published: 14 September 2012 – 06:44 PM

SACRAMENTO — For months, the race in San Bernardino County’s redrawn 40th Assembly District has been a low-wattage affair missing from lists of this fall’s competitive districts.

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

The PE: SAN BERNARDINO: Lawyer exonerated in council tiff


Published: 14 September 2012 06:52 PM

SAN BERNARDINO – District Attorney Mike Ramos notified lawyer Tim Prince this week that bribery allegations against him by San Bernardino Councilman Chas Kelley were investigated but won’t result in charges.

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Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/14/2012 07:35:18 PM PDT

U.S. Rep. John Campbell, R-Irvine, introduced federal legislation Thursday aimed at blocking local governments across the nation from using eminent domain to seize underwater mortgages.

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DailyBulletin: Chaffey district holds rally for $848M bond

Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Created: 09/14/2012 05:28:16 PM PDT

ONTARIO – If there’s one thing a high school community understands, it’s pep rallies.

Cheerleaders and mascots for the Chaffey Joint Union High School District’s 12 high schools on Thursday night marched down the aisles at Hill Auditorium to energize advocates for its $848 million bond that is on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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On politics in the Golden State
September 14, 2012 | 3:59 pm

A group with ties to the conservative billionaire Koch brothers has dropped $4 million to pass a ballot measure that would severely limit the political activity of labor unions.

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SJMercuryNews: Propositions 30 and 38 go head to head

By Steven Harmon and Katy Murphy
Staff writers
Posted: 09/14/2012 05:05:04 PM PDT
Updated: 09/14/2012 05:56:31 PM PDT

SACRAMENTO — As Gov. Jerry Brown and wealthy civil-rights attorney Molly Munger brace for a fall showdown over their initiatives to raise taxes for schools, educators are agonizing over picking sides.

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On politics in the Golden State
September 14, 2012 | 2:34 pm

A leading bond-rating agency outlined on Friday a stark choice for California voters — approve higher taxes for a “striking improvement” in state finances, or reject them and send the state back into the red.

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Cal State plans to send a letter to applicants saying, in effect, their chances for admission are higher if the tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot passes. Tax foes say that’s illegal.

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
September 15, 2012

SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of thousands of applicants to California State University campuses this year will be receiving a warning instead of the typical warm note thanking them for their interest.

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