Archive for December 30th, 2013

InlandPolitics: Obamacare: 1.1 million allegedly enroll, but 6 million lose coverage


Monday, December 30, 2013 – 08:15 a.m.

Woo hoo! The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) announced over the weekend that some 1.1 million consumers enrolled, or signed-up, for healthcare coverage through government-run exchanges.

Even though premiums must still be collected for most of that number.

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Sheriff Lee Baca

It’s time to salute Sheriff Baca, IBEW executive Brian D’Arcy and L.A. Unified, among others, for contributing to a great news year. Now for the scandals of 2014.

By Steve Lopez
December 28, 2013, 4:00 p.m.

In more ways than one, I’m sorry to see 2013 fade into the books. Thanks to a steady run of incompetence, corruption and bungling by various public officials, it was a banner year for local news in Greater Los Angeles.

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LA County Seal

Those hired by other L.A. county agencies included an officer who cut a man’s neck with a knife in an off-duty fight, records show.

By Ben Poston and Robert Faturechi
December 29, 2013

Dozens of police officers rejected for jobs at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after investigators found evidence of dishonesty or past misconduct were given positions elsewhere in county government, according to interviews and internal hiring records reviewed by The Times.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 – 12:00 am

A seat in Congress is one of the nation’s most sought-after political prizes, and once elected, a member rarely gives it up voluntarily.

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Pension Reform

By Ed Mendel
Monday, December 30, 2013

A superior court ruling announced last week overturned key parts of a voter-approved San Jose pension reform: an attempt to cut employer costs for pensions earned by current workers in the future.

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