Archive for October 17th, 2012

The PE: INLAND: Campaign cash flying in newly competitive House races

Democrat Mark Takano and Republican John Tavaglione are vying torepresent the 41st Congressional District. 2012

Published: 16 October 2012 – 06:20 PM

Inland Southern California’s congressional candidates raised and spent millions of dollars over the past three months as they battled for a set of newly competitive House seats.

To read story by Ben Goad in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/16/2012 07:26:58 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – A ray of good news sneaked into the city unannounced this month: Online giant Amazon finished construction of a distribution center here, complete with many of the promised 1,000 jobs.

And it happened two weeks ahead of schedule.

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October 17, 2012 8:47 AM

Two measures that voters will see on the November ballot could decrease the hours worked by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, greatly decreasing their yearly income by making their positions part-time, pending voter approval.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 16, 2012

A shadowy Phoenix-based group contributed $11 million Monday to a campaign committee funding attacks on Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative and supporting a measure curbing union dues collection, a new campaign finance report shows.

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Unions say their political survival hinges on defeating Proposition 32, leaving less financial backing for labor ally Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30.

By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2012, 3:32 a.m.

SACRAMENTO — Labor unions are unloading tens of millions of dollars against a ballot measure that could limit their political clout in California, but the spending could come at a cost for one of their biggest allies: Gov. Jerry Brown.

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Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Two years ago, Democratic politicians and their union allies placed a measure on the ballot to eliminate California’s requirement of a two-thirds legislative vote for state budgets – but that’s not what they told voters.

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The federal agency says the action does not mean securities laws were broken in the bankrupt city. The city attorney vows cooperation with the probe.

By Abby Sewell and Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times
October 17, 2012

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an inquiry into the city of San Bernardino’s financial affairs as the city makes its way through a contentious bankruptcy process.

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