Archive for February 19th, 2013

The Sun: San Bernardino County supervisors to discuss court closures


Joe Nelson, Staff Writer
Posted: 02/18/2013 02:59:46 PM PST
Updated: 02/18/2013 09:01:20 PM PST

Recent court closures in San Bernardino County and resident transportation problems arising from them will be the topic of a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

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Slot Machines

February 18, 2013; 04:17 PM

SACRAMENTO — San Diego County’s Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians this month became the first California tribe to get a casino agreement through the federal courts.

To read story by Jim Miller In The Press Enterprise, click here.


The governor’s budget office advises in a report that the surprise $5-billion bump in revenue in January may be an accounting anomaly.

By Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2013, 7:02 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The surge of revenue that showed up unexpectedly in state coffers last month may well be offset by a revenue dip in coming months, according to Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration.

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Capitol Weekly: Jerry Brown vs. the locals — again

By Amy Wong | 02/18/13 1:00 PM PST

It’s Round 3 in Jerry Brown vs. the locals.

The governor’s efforts to reform California’s 29-year-old enterprise zone system, an ongoing tax-break program that encourages business investment and promotes new jobs in economically distressed areas of the state, is his latest attempt in a series of major moves targeting local businesses and governance.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

Jerry Brown is forever cautioning California residents and politicians about the need to balance the state budget and pay down debt.

But the other day, in talking about the costs of extending medical insurance coverage to millions of Californians, he thanked the federal government for going more deeply into debt to pay for it.

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By Jim Tankersley
Published: February 18, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — If there’s anyplace in the country where rising tax rates should choke off an economic recovery, it’s California. On top of the federal tax hikes that kicked in last month, the state has just raised income taxes on its wealthiest residents to the highest levels in the nation, a move that conservatives warn will drive millionaires and their companies to other states, taking jobs and growth with them.

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