Morning Buzz

Morning Buzz: Thursday 8.12.10

Sacramento Democrats' new tax plan, Hewlett-Packard people seem to prefer Boxer, new watering rules and more.

  • The Democrats' new tax swap plan in Sacramento would generally raise taxes on middle-class Californians, says the state finance director for the Legislative Analyst's Office. Bee
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer is raising more money from Hewlett-Packard sources than is Carly Fiorina, the company‚Äôs former CEO. California Watch
  • Now a Bell city councilman says he lives at his church in Bell, not at the four-bedroom he owns in Chino and claims as his main residence on tax records. LAT
  • The City Council gave first approval to new watering rules: three days a week for eight minutes a day, instead of the current two days for 10 minutes. DN
  • U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker is expected to rule on whether to lift his stay of the ruling that gay marriages can resume in California. All five West Hollywood city council members have deputized to perform marriages and the city's staff is geared up to process applications quickly.
  • Judge Marsha Revel recused from the Linday Lohan case after prosecutors complained that she's been talking to players in the case outside of their presence. LAT
  • Former L.A. television reporter Linda Douglass discusses the exhaustion she felt before recently leaving her job as a spokesperson for the Obama Administration. NYT

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