San Bernardino Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown is the latest local elected official to consider a run for higher office, thanks to a round of political musical chairs among IE electeds pursuing other offices. KVCR's Ken Vincent spoke with Assemblymember Brown about her upcoming decision.
2/24/2014 6:30 AM
| Matt Guilhem
Its been quite a roller coaster ride for Gigi Hanna since she won a close election a year and a half ago to be San Bernardino's City Clerk. Her election was quickly followed by the municipal bankruptcy, a series of scandals on the City Council, and a watershed city election earlier this month. KVCR's Matt Guilhem profiles Gigi Hanna.
P-E Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the week's top news stories in the IE, including:
-The announcement by Gloria Negrete McLeod that she will not run for re-election to her Congressional seat, and how that sets off a new round of "musical chairs" in the IE political landscape;
-The City of Riverside is ready to show off its remodeled, expanded convention center;
-American Forces Radio moves its daily radio programs serving armed forces in Afghanistan to a facility in Riverside.
91.9 KVCR’s regular Tuesday morning contributor John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, last week began a new series of commentaries focusing on the growing rate of poverty in the Inland Empire. It’s a topic Dr. Husing has long written about in reports and articles, and talked about in speeches and on 91.9 KVCR. In the coming weeks, he’ll suggest a variety of strategies that IE leaders should consider to alleviate poverty. In this segment, Dr Husing outlines the issues and economic forces that have aggravated poverty not just here in our region, but across the nation.