Archive for October 13th, 2013

The PE: RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Jail spending will eat up future money


October 12, 2013; 11:00 AM

Adding jail beds and boosting deputy patrols in Riverside County could eat up projected gains in revenue over the next few years, leaving little or nothing to restore code enforcement, animal control and other departments hit hard by the economic downturn.

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

Cheryl Brown

Assembly Member Cheryl Brown
October 11, 2013; 04:10 PM

SACRAMENTO – Republican colleagues mocked the legislation. Some fellow Democrats could be seen shaking their heads at their desks.

Inland Southern California Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown had presented other bills on the Assembly floor during her first year in office. But none encountered as much bipartisan turbulence as the San Bernardino Democrat’s union-backed measure to help state workers get their jobs back after they had missed five days of work.

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

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
October 12, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed labor union-backed legislation Saturday that would have limited the use of paid signature gatherers to qualify statewide ballot initiatives in California.

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By Patrick McGreevy
October 12, 2013, 2:52 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have allowed prosecutors to charge possession of heroin, cocaine and other hard drugs as a misdemeanor rather than a felony.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am

California is a very large state – in terms of both population and land mass – as well as a very diverse and complex one, but governors typically don’t spend much time immersed in its reality.

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Dan Morain

Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
Published: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 – 12:45 am

For most congressional Republicans, opposition to the Affordable Care Act is a simple matter of political math.

The latest data by American Community Survey, which tracks demographic trends, help explain why some Republicans in Congress so readily attack Obamacare, and why Democrats adamantly support it.

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