Archive for December 6th, 2012

SacBee: California Republicans look to Jim Brulte to lead comeback


By David Siders and Torey Van Oot
Published: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 – 8:23 am

Following a catastrophic election for the California Republican Party, influential members of the party have recruited a prominent former legislator, Jim Brulte, to lead a comeback.

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December 05, 2012; 06:29 PM

Riverside County’s upgraded radio network for police and firefighters is expected to cost an extra $7.5 million annually to run once it starts up next year — three years later than first planned — and the price tag for building the system is $24 million more than initially budgeted.

To read story by Jeff Horseman in The Press Enterprise, click here.

Liset Marquez, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/05/2012 03:59:31 PM PST
Updated: 12/05/2012 09:47:15 PM PST

ONTARIO – Paul Vincent Avila’s first meeting as a councilman may have provided a glimpse of what is to come during his tenure.

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Jim Steinberg, Staff Writer
Posted: 12/06/2012 12:02:09 AM PST

The San Bernardino-Riverside county economy is staging a broad recovery that includes industries ranging from construction to hospitality, an economic report being released today says.

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By Don Thompson
Associated Press
Posted: 12/06/2012 06:23:55 AM PST
Updated: 12/06/2012 06:24:59 AM PST

SACRAMENTO — Numerous California lawmakers repaired or upgraded their state-provided vehicles at taxpayers’ expense in the final weeks before the one-of-its-kind perk was ending, then later bought those vehicles for personal use.

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
December 5, 2012

Thanks to passage of Proposition 30 last month, high-income Californians would pay the nation’s highest marginal income tax rates — nearly 52 percent — if President Barack Obama and Congress fail to make a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” according to a new study.

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By Marc Lifsher
December 5, 2012, 3:32 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — California has made “notable progress” in improving the state government’s financial health since the recession and the economic crisis of 2008 and 2009, according to Fitch Ratings.

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Posted by Suzy Khimm on December 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Democrats won’t compromise on tax hikes for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. And there are signs that this hard-line strategy may be working: Today, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) became the latest Republican to say that he’d be open to increases in marginal tax rates to raise revenue.

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