Archive for August 2nd, 2015

The Sun: San Bernardino bankruptcy anniversary: tough times underway

Carey Davis

“When I go to bed at night, I’m thinking about this city. When I wake up in the morning, I’m thinking about this city,” said San Bernardino Mayor Carey Davis. Today is the third anniversary of San Bernardino’s bankruptcy filing. (Photos by Micah Escamilla — Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun
Posted: 08/01/15 – 6:19 PM PDT |

SAN BERNARDINO >> Citizens have endured a lot of difficult change since the city filed for bankruptcy protection, says Mayor Carey Davis — a new mayor, city attorney and City Council; attempted charter change; City Hall layoffs; changes in how services are delivered.

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Dan Morain

By Dan Morain
August 1, 2015

  • California’s Fair Political Practices Commission seems to be in a lull
  • Chairwoman Jodi Remke says the FPPC will bring major enforcement actions soon
  • Gov. Jerry Brown, who appointed Remke, seems less enamored of political ‘reform’

The watchdog seems to be taking a little nap. Or perhaps the politicians, lobbyists and consultants suddenly are on their best behavior.

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Charles koch

Charles Koch

Associated Press
Aug. 1, 2015 | 9:28 p.m. EDT

By JULIE BYKOWICZ, Associated Press

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles Koch welcomed a group of roughly 450 like-minded fundraisers to one of his twice-annual conferences Saturday by challenging them to advocate for ending “corporate cronyism” – even if those policies help their businesses.

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Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to an overflow crowd following a rally and picnic, Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Oskaloosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

By David Lightman
July 31, 2015

  • No final action on budget, highways, debt ceiling
  • House plans no votes until Sept. 8
  • Trump, Sanders draw big crowds with fix-Washington message

WASHINGTON — In this summer of political gloom, the drumbeat from the American heartland to Washington has been relentless: Fix the economy. Fix the immigration system. Talk to each other.

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