Your weekend news aggregator:
In local news, a new anti-tax group, The Promise to California Taxpayers, is flexing its muscle; San Diego Unified’s budget problems seem to grow worse by the day; the giant wings proposed at the North Embarcadero continue to be debated; more Chargers stadium drama surfaced and the San Diego City Council has been asked not to monkey around with its vote Monday to place pension reform on the June ballot.
- A new anti-tax pledge with a local flavor
- San Diego school employees warned of cuts, layoffs
- Proposed Wings of Freedom sculpture strives to reach iconic status
- Chargers stadium week in review: Thankless
- Roundtable: Pension Board, Chargers Miseries, Clipped Wings
- Councilman: Pension reform opponents might manipulate ballot measure
- Jerry Sanders’ Work: What the Mayoral Candidates Say
Governor Brown’s proposal to raise taxes during the Great Recession is dominating news coverage across the state. A new controversial ballot proposal aimed at protecting undocumented immigrants who have lived in California for at least four years was filed Friday. The proposal needs more than a half million signatures to qualify for the ballot.
- Governor Brown seeks $7 billion from tax hikes
- Governor Brown defends plan to reduce pension costs
- Racing to raise taxes in California
- Initiative would give California illegal immigrants safe harbor
Reporters and pundits are waiting on Herman Cain’s decision. After a series of negative headlines and missteps, Cain is expected to drop out of the presidential race today. Meanwhile, the battle between Newt and Mitt is heating up and President Obama’s campaign team is pleased Newt has joined them in ripping Mitt. Meanwhile, The New York Times opines that Obama is writing off the white working class (hat tip to local political consultant John Hoy for flagging). Lastly, from the what-the-heck-was-he-thinking department: Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually molesting young boys, sat down with a reporter from The New York Times to tell his story.
- Cain Plans Announcement Today
- Romney plans a methodical march
- Team Obama Cheers on Newt
- Ron Paul camp: Donald Trump debate ‘beneath the office of the Presidency’
- Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009
- The Future of the Obama Coalition and The response
- Center of Penn State Scandal, Sandusky Tells His Own Story