Archive for March 20th, 2014

InlandPolitics: Ballot statement dispute resolved in District Attorney contest


Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 08:00 p.m.

It only took a matter of minutes to resolve an over-hyped ballot statement episode involving District Attorney Candidate Grover Merritt.

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SBCO Sheriff Badge

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 09:30 a.m.

Another ballot statement squabble has been quietly hashed-out this week.

Sheriff-Coroner candidate Paul Schrader has been sparring with Registrar of Voters Mike Scarpello over Sheriff-Corner John McMahon’s ballot title designation.

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Mike Ramos+John Thomas

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, pictured second from left. San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association President John Thomas at far right.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – 09:00 a.m.

A picture speaks a thousand words.

We’ve been covering the dust-up over the ballot statement of San Bernardino County District Attorney candidate Grover Merritt.

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March 19, 2014; 06:35 PM

March Air Reserve Base could lose about 150 personnel if the Department of Defense’s proposed military budget is passed by Congress.

To read story by Mark Muckenfuss in The Press Enterprise, click here.


By Kevin Smith, San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Posted: 03/19/14, 7:49 PM PDT | Updated: 1 hr ago

The recession may be over, but it has left a lot of uncertainty in its wake.

Companies remain reluctant to hire because they can’t gauge where the economy is heading. And consumers who have lost their jobs or had their hours scaled back are keeping a tight rein on spending, according to Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, an economist with the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

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By Chris Megerian
March 19, 2014, 2:17 p.m.

SACRAMENTO — The longer California’s leaders delay shoring up the cash-strapped teacher pension fund, the more money it will cost taxpayers in the long run, according to an analysis presented to lawmakers on Wednesday.

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The Hill: O-Care premiums to skyrocket


The Hill

March 19, 2014, 06:00 am
By Elise Viebeck

Health industry officials say ObamaCare-related premiums will double in some parts of the country, countering claims recently made by the administration.

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The Hill: Pelosi, Dems doubling down on ObamaCare

Nancy Pelosi

The Hill

March 19, 2014, 02:51 pm
By Mike Lillis

House Democratic leaders are doubling down on their bet that President Obama’s healthcare reform law will benefit them politically at the polls in November.

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