Archive for September 20th, 2012

Politico: Obama pressed on failures at Univision forum


By REID J. EPSTEIN | 9/20/12 5:07 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – President Barack Obama on Thursday faced some of the toughest questioning of his reelection campaign to date, pressed repeatedly on his failure to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and other unmet promises from his 2008 run.

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The PE: VETO: Governor rejects bill to aid Inland cities

The $14 million to cities harmed by the loss of vehicle-license funds in 2011 would create too big of a hole in the state budget, he says

Published: 19 September 2012 – 09:18 PM

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have allocated $14 million to Riverside County’s newest cities, citing the measure’s impact on last year’s shift of some criminal-justice, mental health and other services to counties.

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LATimes: Poll shows close call for Jerry Brown’s tax plan

On politics in the Golden State
September 19, 2012 | 9:00 pm

Roughly half of California’s likely voters support Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, according to a new poll, making its success a tossup less than two months before the election.

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Trustees vote 11 to 3 for the 5% tuition hike that would raise $58 million in 2012-13. If the Prop. 30 tax-increase measure fails, CSU faces a $250-million loss.

By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

The California State University Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a tuition increase for next year — contingent upon voters rejecting a tax hike measure on the November ballot.

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CCTimes (AP): Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

By Rocardo Alonso-Zaldivar Associated Press
Posted: 09/19/2012 09:32:18 PM PDT
Updated: 09/19/2012 09:32:18 PM PDT

WASHINGTON — Nearly 6 million Americans — most of them in the middle class — will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law is fully in place, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.

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SFChronicle: Romney: clumsy, but he has a point

Debra J. Saunders

Debra J. Saunders, Chronicle Columnist
Published 5:55 p.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2012

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what,” Mitt Romney told donors in a $50,000-a-plate Florida fundraiser that was secretly videotaped in May and released by Mother Jones this week. In an unfortunate choice of words, Romney described those 47 percent as people who “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.”

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