Archive for January 31st, 2013

Bill Postmus


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/30/2013 08:24:55 PM PST
Updated: 01/30/2013 08:49:52 PM PST

A San Diego Superior Court judge on Wednesday tentatively dismissed a nine-year-old lawsuit by San Bernardino County against three public agencies in which the county sought to recoup a portion of a $102 million legal settlement the defendants say was corrupt.

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Mike Ramos

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
Posted: 01/30/2013 08:39:47 AM PST
Updated: 01/30/2013 10:28:07 PM PST

San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos sent a hand-delivered letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., asking that pending immigration reforms include provisions allowing immigrants’ DNA samples to be cross-checked against the FBI’s database in order to prevent criminals from obtaining U.S. citizenship.

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VVDailyPress: Donnelly unveils school marshal plan

January 30, 2013 5:28 PM

SACRAMENTO • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly formally introduced his California School Marshal Plan Wednesday. Assembly Bill 202 would authorize school districts, county offices of education and charter schools to use general purpose funds to provide training to qualified school employees who wish to carry concealed firearms on campus.

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SacBee: State analyst: California now $5 billion ahead

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Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
January 30, 2013

California’s top fiscal review office said today the state is now poised to finish January $5 billion ahead for the month in the wake of state and federal tax changes.

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By Michael B. Marois – Jan 30, 2013 5:01 PM PT

The California Public Employees’ Retirement System was flooded last month with applications by government workers seeking to buy additional years of service that can be counted toward their pension when they retire.

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Calpensions: How much do big pensions widen funding gap?


By Ed Mendel
Thursday, January 31, 2013

As local governments scrambled to meet a Jan. 1 reform deadline for giving lower pensions to some new hires, a top target was a big increase bargained by police and firefighters during the last decade.

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