Archive for October 30th, 2012

The Sun: Op-Ed: Ramos turned tax-free dollars into political empire


Admin Note: To some surprise this opinion editorial was published in the Monday edition of The Sun newspaper. The author has released his work to InlandPolitics.

John Berry
Monday, October 29, 2012

Few stories, in my 20 years as a newspaper reporter, ever electrified readers more than one I wrote for The Press-Enterprise in 2008 when a pair of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians got house arrest for crimes that would have sent anyone else to prison.

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Admin Note: Supervisor Derry has indicated he returned the reporter’s phone call. The reporter never called back.

Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/29/2012 08:30:49 PM PDT

Job growth, public safety and zero tolerance for government corruption are among the key issues for candidates vying for the 3rd and 1st district San Bernardino County supervisor seats as the Nov. 6 election nears.

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By Brian Charles, SGVN
Posted: 10/16/2012 09:50:19 PM PDT
Updated: 10/17/2012 09:29:56 AM PDT

PASADENA – Tea Party darling Donna Lowe and longtime Pasadena Councilman Chris Holden are vying for the newly drawn 41st state Assembly seat this fall.

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DailyBulletin: Upland candidates discuss employee pensions

Sandra Emerson, Staff Writer
Posted: 10/28/2012 04:24:46 PM PDT
Updated: 10/29/2012 11:19:57 PM PDT

UPLAND – Employee pensions have become a highly contested issue as city leaders continue to look for ways to cut their costs.

Candidates running for City Council and mayor next week may be faced with the issue once elected.

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Mixed messages about Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax-hike initiative underscore his struggle pitching Prop. 30 to voters and have provided fodder for foes.

By Michael J. Mishak and Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
October 29, 2012, 8:45 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown still has not settled on a central sales pitch for his tax-hike initiative, even though support is shaky and election day is fast approaching.

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SacBee: Dan Walters: CSU plunges overboard into politics

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The California State University system has traditionally been the steady workhorse of California higher education, generating the engineers, teachers, accountants and middle-managers that any society needs.

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 3A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 – 8:12 am

Attorneys representing an obscure Arizona nonprofit that spent $11 million this month on California initiative wars told a court Monday that the federal Citizens United campaign-speech ruling is one reason the group can shield its donors.

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The State Worker
Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers
October 29, 2012

With just over a week before Election Day, the interests backing Proposition 32 and fighting Gov. Jerry Brown’s tax initiative, Proposition 30, have raised $58 million, including a recent six-figure donation from a Texas oil man.

Meanwhile, the union-backed No on 32 side has raised $66 million.

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