Archive for November 19th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Will shady land deal affect Senate contest?


Tuesday, November 19, 2013 – 09:30 a.m.

Will a shady San Bernardino County land deal affect the upcoming contest to replace State Senator Bill Emmerson?

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The Press-Enterprise

November 18, 2013; 05:09 PM

The sale of The Press-Enterprise to the Orange County Register’s owner, which was expected to be completed Friday, has still not closed and the company that owns Inland Southern California’s largest newspaper announced it could be exploring other options.

To read story by Jack Katzanek in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

November 18, 2013

They say a new broom sweeps clean. But new San Bernardino City Attorney Gary Saenz swept more quickly and completely than most expected.

Saenz hadn’t been in office a full day when he fired all nine City Attorney investigators, as well as his predecessor’s executive assistant, on Thursday, Nov. 14.

To read column by Cassie MacDuff in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City attorney, clerk may get raises


November 18, 2013; 04:16 PM

Riverside’s city clerk and city attorney have not had merit raises since 2007, and the City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 19, will discuss whether now is the time to boost their pay.

To read story by Alicia Robinson in The Press-Enterprise, click here.

Gary Saenz

City Clerk Gigi Hanna swears in City Attorney Gary Saenz at the San Bernardino City Council meeting on Monday. Saenz and fellow new city official, Councilman Jim Mulvihill, were sworn in at the first city council meeting since City Attorney James F. Penman and Councilwoman Wendy McCammack were recalled from those seats. (Photo by Rachel Luna — staff photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 11/18/13, 11:04 PM PST |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Two new officials and dozens more residents than typically attend a City Council meeting packed the house Monday for the swearing-in of Gary Saenz as city attorney and Jim Mulvihill as councilman.

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VVDailyPress: Roelle makes move toward Assembly seat

Rick Roelle


November 18, 2013 7:11 PM
Rene Ray De La Cruz, Staff Writer

APPLE VALLEY • After coming up short in his last political battle, one local resident is getting back into the ring as he fights for a state Assembly seat.

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Bill Emmerson


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The latest on California politics and government
November 18, 2013

Election officials in Riverside and San Bernardino counties estimated Monday that it will cost at least $1.1 million to hold a stand-alone special election next year to fill the vacancy created by the surprise resignation of state Sen. Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 – 12:00 am

Two sagas have dominated national politics this year – the federal government’s partial shutdown because of a partisan stalemate and the very rocky launch of the national health care program.

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Orange County Seal

Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 10:39 pm | Updated: 11:33 pm, Mon Nov 18, 2013.

Following months of intense debates over how to best handle $5.7 billion in unfunded retirement obligations, leaders of Orange County’s local pension system have struck a deal to avoid a major surge in public agency payments that officials warned could bankrupt small cities.

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WashPost: Obama’s ratings tumble after health-care flaws

Barack Obama

By Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act has pushed President Obama to the lowest point of his presidency, with dwindling faith in his competence and in many of the personal attributes that have buoyed him in the past, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

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National Journal

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It’s hard to take back the Senate without candidates in place to exploit voters’ sour mood over Obamacare.

By Kevin Brennan
November 18, 2013

Republicans are giddy about their chances to retake the Senate on the back of a disaster known as Obamacare. There’s just one problem: The GOP doesn’t have the right candidates to make it happen.

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