Archive for March 1st, 2013

InlandPolitics: It’s Sequestration Day!

Budget Cuts

Friday, March 1, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

It’s Sequestration Day!

The Sun rose in the east this Friday morning and no one heard the federal budget axe fall.

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Thursday, March 1, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

A recent story printed in the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin brings to the forefront a myriad of issues involving a series of six high-profile, and highly-suspect, San Bernardino County prosecutions.

Issues that have not gone unnoticed.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 – 08:15 a.m.

The winding road to the selection of a new Riverside County Public Defender has an end in sight.

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Jim Brulte


Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
Posted: 02/28/2013 08:07:04 PM PST
Updated: 02/28/2013 08:19:37 PM PST

The state party is still reeling from humiliating defeats in November that gave Democrats two-thirds majorities in the Assembly and state Senate. It’s $500,000 in debt and doesn’t even have offices for its staff, which has dwindled to a handful of employees who work from home.

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By Michelle Jamrisko – Mar 1, 2013 6:18 AM PT

Consumer spending in the U.S. rose in January even as incomes dropped by the most in 20 years, showing households were weathering the payroll-tax increase by socking away less money in the bank.

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UTSanDiego: It’s official: Gas tax going up

Gas Nozzle

By Jonathan Horn
11:42 a.m.Feb. 28, 2013

The tax you pay on a gallon of gas will rise by 3.5 cents in California come July 1.

The state Board of Equalization voted 3-2 on Thursday to increase the excise tax about 10 percent, from 36 cents per gallon to 39.5 cents per gallon.

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Carla Marinucci

Carla Marinucci

Politics Blog
By Carla Marinucci
February 28, 2013

San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon, who has won support from major party leaders in her drive to be the California GOP’s first female vice chair, has also become the target of a nasty racist effort to slur her as a Muslim terrorist sympathizer and a “Taj Mahal princess.”

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By Kevin Yamamura
Published: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 7:13 am

GOP strategist Karl Rove may be an unpopular figure among Republican volunteers, especially after launching a drive this year that tea party activists considered an attack on their brand of grassroots conservatism.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

The official line from Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and legislative leaders – the party line, in fact – continues to be that a “historic realignment” of criminal justice responsibilities reducing the state prison population is a big success, end of story.

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SacBee: Poll: Californians still downbeat about economy

By Jon Ortiz
Published: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

For a record sixth straight year, more Californians than not say they’re worse off than a year ago, according to a new Field Poll released today.

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LATimes: Student loan delinquency rate is increasing


Almost a third of the people who borrowed for education were delinquent at the end of 2012, up from a quarter in 2008 and 20% in 2004.

Bloomberg News
March 1, 2013

More people borrowing for education are failing to pay off their loans.

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Published: Friday, Mar. 1, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 2B

The Sierra Nevada snowpack has shrunk to 66 percent of average, according to a survey Thursday by the state Department of Water Resources.

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