Archive for December 17th, 2013

The PE: PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PAY: Controller updates website on compensation


December 17, 2013

The state controller’s office has updated its website on public employee compensation to reflect 2012 salaries and benefits.

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

Cassie MacDuff

Cassie MacDuff

December 16, 2013; 05:47 PM

A Detroit judge’s ruling that public employee pensions can be modified just as other contracts can in bankruptcy sent shockwaves through San Bernardino.

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

The PE: RIVERSIDE: City to get more revenue from utility


December 16, 2013; 06:12 PM

As part of a lawsuit settlement, Riverside officials agreed in April to pay back $10 million to the city’s water utility over three years, but they didn’t know until now where they would get the money.

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

By Liset Marquez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
and Sandra Emerson, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 12/16/13, 9:57 PM PST |

Montclair and Upland city councils Monday night each approved the final agreements merging the the city’s fire administration and the eventual drop of boundary lines.

Read the rest of this entry »

Covered California

Paul Glickman | December 16th, 2013, 3:56pm

Covered California said Monday that two of the numbers it had released regarding October health insurance enrollment were wrong. The agency said it had mistakenly transposed the numbers in two categories: the people who bought plans with federal subsidies, and those who bought unsubsidized policies.

Read the rest of this entry »

Barack Obama

Carolyn Kaster/AP – President Obama is ending his fifth year in office with his lowest approval ratings.

By Dan Balz and Scott Clement
December 17, 2013

President Obama is ending his fifth year in office matching the worst public approval ratings of his presidency, with record numbers of Americans saying they disapprove of his job performance and his once-hefty advantages over Republicans in Congress eroded in many areas, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Read the rest of this entry »