Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 10:00 a.m.

Here’s some new flowing across the transom Tuesday morning, in case you missed it!

Inland Cities budget woes ease

Several Inland Empire cities are facing a less dicier budget picture in their upcoming fiscal years.

Redlands, Fontana, Highland, Riverside and many other jurisdictions, due to increased tax revenues and previous belt-tightening, are in the black.

Cities that remain on the hot seat include San Bernardino, Adelanto and Desert Hot Springs.

More shenanignas at San Bernardino City Hall

The drama continues at San Bernardino City Hall.

Sources say Mayor Carey Davis is just peachy with hiring back Jim Morris as an Assistant City Manager.

Morris, the son of former Mayor Patrick Morris, formerly served as his father’s chief of staff. However, the plan appears to have been torpedoed by the City Council.

Morris, a licensed California attorney, has beena member of the State Bar since 1996.

California Carbon Tax coming to your cars gas tank

The new primary revenue source to help fund Governor Jerry Brown’s Bullet Train, is California’s new carbon tax on energy producers.

The tax, which is about to hit gas refiners si about to be passed on to wholesales, retailers and then into your pocketbook. The tax increas has been estimated in a range of 15 to 25 cents per gallon.

If people really thought taxes weren’t going up in California, think again!