Archive for June 3rd, 2014

The Sun: Low voter turnout expected for primary election in Inland Empire


By Neil Nisperos, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 06/02/14, 8:27 PM PDT | Updated: 1 min ago

While it’s anyone’s guess who will move on past today’s primary election, local political analysts do know one thing for certain – voter turnout will be low this year.

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The Sun: San Bernardino continues budget cut talks

San Bernardino Seal

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 06/02/14, 8:26 PM PDT | Updated: 28 secs ago

SAN BERNARDINO >> Tough budget cuts recommended by the city manager haven’t gotten any easier, but as the City Council prepares for its third of five budget hearings Tuesday they’ve at least gotten a bit clearer.

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The PE: HEMET: Recall effort comes to an end

City of Hemet

Group seeking to oust three Council members did not collect enough signatures to get issue on the ballot

Published: June 2, 2014 Updated: June 3, 2014 8:51 a.m.

The effort to recall three members of the Hemet City Council is dead.

To read story by Craig Shultz in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

The PE: CAL STATE: Plans announced to hire 700 faculty

California State University

The San Bernardino campus would add about 20 new positions over the next two years

Published: June 2, 2014 Updated: 10:29 p.m.

The Cal State system plans to hire up to 700 full-time teachers as part of an effort to increase graduation rates and ease wait times for high-demand classes, a CSU official said Monday.

To read story by Lauren Williams in the Press-Enterprise, click here.

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Jun. 3, 2014 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jun. 3, 2014 – 12:09 am

It’s been nearly a decade since the Capitol’s politicians last had a substantial amount of extra money to spend.

During the mid-2000s, a short-lived housing boom poured billions of extra dollars into the state’s coffers, and politicians pumped them out as fast as they came in. General fund spending exploded by nearly 30 percent in three years.

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Politico: Dems give big to Senate Majority PAC


Nine sitting Democratic senators have plowed a total of $1.4 million


Updated: 6/3/14 10:16 AM EDT

Majority Leader Harry Reid and his caucus are bent on outlawing billionaire Koch-style political spending.

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