Archive for November 16th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Another SoCal city on Bankruptcy watch

Desert Hot Springs Seal

Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 09:00 a.m.

Another SoCal city is officially on Chapter 9 bankruptcy watch.

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Lonni Granlund


November 15, 2013

There are now officially two candidates running for the state Senate seat to be vacated by Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands.

To read post by Jeff Horseman in The PE Political Empire Blog, click here.

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/15/13, 6:14 PM PST | Updated: 3 hrs ago

RIVERSIDE >> U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Meredith Jury on Friday dismissed CalPERS’ request that she certify the pension giant’s direct appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a decision that San Bernardino officials have said will save the city time and money in its already sprawling fight with CalPERS.

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Darrell Steinberg

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
November 15, 2013

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, worked for a law firm representing the son of a health care executive linked in an FBI affidavit to Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Montebello.

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SacBee: What a day for political ethics in California


By Laurel Rosenhall
Published: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 – 12:00 am

Even for a political town where claims of wrongdoing are woven into the competitive fabric, Sacramento has seen an unusual burst of activity alleging ethical breaches by the powerful.

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Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaks on the Affordable Care Act in the White House briefing room on Nov. 14

Health Care

By John Tozzi November 15, 2013

President Obama’s plan to reverse himself and let millions of people keep their health policies—the ones that insurance companies cancelled because don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s standards—is something like an attempt to unscramble an omelet. Among the problems:

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