Archive for February 3rd, 2014

InlandPolitics: S.B. County: More campaign finance violations


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Saturday, February 1, 2014 – 04:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 07:15 p.m.

[Violation List Modified to add Supervisor James C. Ramos for a 2/2013 contribution by Majestic Realty]

San Bernardino County’s campaign finance ordinance must have been meant as a cocktail party joke.

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San Bernardino County Government Center

The San Bernardino County Government Center, located at 385 North Arrowhead Avenue, in Downtown San Bernardino.

Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:45 p.m.

Sources are telling that questions are mounting surrounding the bid process, over the pending award of a series three-year multimillion dollar contracts, to provide indigent criminal defense.

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InlandPolitics: San Bernardino County fundraising totals


Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:45 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, February 3, 2014 – 01:15 p.m.

A combination of new contribution limits and the sluggish economy is having an effect on local totals.

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InlandPolitics: This and That!


Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Here’s some news flowing across the transom both Monday morning, and last week, in case you missed it.

Yellen takes over at Fed

Janet Yellen officially replaced Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve on Monday. Expect the continued reduction in stimulus to continue. There really is no choice.

The Fed balance sheet is over $4 trillion in printed money. A number not included in the nation’s $17 trillion debt.

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InlandPolitics: New Colonies court filings page


Monday, February 3, 2014 – 09:15 a.m.

Due to high interest, a new page dedicated to posts containing uploads of official legal filings in the Colonies criminal case has been created.

The new link is under the “Pages” section of the blog main page, directly under the calendar.

Adelanto Detention Center

Construction is nearly complete on the expansion at the High Detention Center in Adelanto on Friday. Since 2010, the construction budget for the expansion of the jail has increased by more than $20 million more than what the contractor initially bid on the project. (Rachel Luna — Staff Photographer)

By Joe Nelson, The Sun
Posted: 02/02/14, 4:58 PM PST | Updated: 58 secs ago

ADELANTO >> The tab for the expansion of the High Desert Detention Center here has come in at $25.4 million more than the amount San Bernardino County officials projected in late 2010.

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SacBee: Steinberg bill aims to ease California drought

Drought Watch

By Matt Weiser
Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 – 12:00 am

California’s Senate leader is drafting legislation that would expedite help for communities facing what may become the worst drought in state history.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 – 12:06 am

The state Senate’s disparate treatment of two Democratic senators under fire for their political ethics continues an erratic, irrational pattern.

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Politico: Senate Democrats break from Obama


By BURGESS EVERETT | 2/2/14 11:04 PM EST

President Barack Obama is counting on Senate Democrats to help approve his legislative agenda during his final years in office. And though they are his staunchest allies on most economic issues, many Democratic senators are breaking with him on key issues in very public ways.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie departs City Hall in Fort Lee

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (second from front) departs City Hall in Fort Lee, New Jersey January 9, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

By Victoria Cavaliere
NEW YORK Sun Feb 2, 2014 8:07pm EST

(Reuters) – A New Jersey Democrat leading a probe of the bridge traffic scandal that has engulfed Governor Chris Christie said on Sunday he has seen no evidence to support claims that the governor had been aware of the apparently politically motivated traffic jams as they happened.

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TIME: GOP Leaders Rally Around Chris Christie

Chris Christie

2016 Election

Paul Ryan, Rudy Giuliani and Bobby Jindal lend support to New Jersey governor
By Sam Frizell @Sam_FrizellFeb. 02, 201421 Comments

Republican leaders came out on Sunday morning talk shows in support of their embattled colleague Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, who has faced harsh scrutiny since his administration was implicated last month in a scheme to create traffic gridlock as political retribution against a local mayor.

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