Archive for September 23rd, 2012

The Sun: Redlands council faces change in dynamics

Kristina Hernandez, Staff Writer
Posted: 09/22/2012 02:16:50 PM PDT

REDLANDS – November’s election will change the dynamics on the City Council.

Two council seats are on the ballot – outgoing Councilman Jerry Bean’s and that of Mayor Pete Aguilar, who is running for re-election. So there will be turnover in at least one council seat.

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DailyBulletin: Plenty of potential for LA/ONT, reports says

Liset Marquez and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers
Posted: 09/22/2012 11:48:56 PM PDT
Updated: 09/23/2012 12:09:54 AM PDT

L.A./Ontario International Airport could become the busiest midsized airport in its region, a top Los Angeles official wrote in a report that contemplates serious talks between his city and Ontario that could lead to the airport changing hands.

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SacBee: Payroll deductions targeted

By Jon Ortiz
Published: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 8:15 am

Proposition 32 has drawn fire for a provision to ban payroll-deducted money from being used for political purposes. The measure would apply the prohibition to both unions and corporations, which often vie for influence in Sacramento. It also would ban direct contributions from either group to candidates, but allow both to continue spending unlimited sums on independent expenditure campaigns. So-called “IEs” are considered constitutionally protected free speech.

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SFChronicle: Calif. voters face 2 tax measures on ballot

Wyatt Buchanan
Updated 11:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sacramento — Californians will decide two tax measures on the November ballot that would have similar impacts on their wallets but vastly different, and in some ways unknowable, effects on the state’s budget and funding for public education.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Sep. 23, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The true bane of good government isn’t corruption. As unseemly and intolerable as it may be, corruption – politicians taking payoffs – usually has only relatively minor and short-lasting effects.

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By Max Theiler | 09/21/12 12:00 AM PST

Nothing is certain except death and taxes — and the crowded Nov. 6 ballot has both.

And a lot more.

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