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Rod Wright sentenced to 90 days in residency case
For his conviction on eight felony counts over lying about where he lived when he ran in 2008, state Sen. Roderick Wright was sentenced Friday to 90 days in the Los Angeles County jail system. He also has to serve 1,500 hours of community service and three years' probation.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
The Nation's Highest Achieving Credit Consumer Avails Himself to U.S. ...
The Nation's Highest Achieving Credit Consumer Avails Himself to U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and the House Financial Service Committee SubscriberWise CEO David Howe is recognized today as the highest achieving credit consumer since the introduction of general purpose FICO scores nearly three decades ago. Howe is the only known individual to ever obtain and document simultaneous perfect FICO 850 scores across each of the national credit repositories: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion.
The Motley Fool
A Good Credit Score Might Get Easier to Attain, but Is This a Good Thing?
Representative Maxine Waters recently introduced the Fair Credit Reporting Improvement Act of 2014 to the U.S. Congress, and it's proposing the most ambitious overhaul of credit reporting laws in history. If it passes, the Act would reduce the time derogatory information can sit on your credit report, set more stringent standards for the credit bureaus, and regulate the way credit reports can be used for employment purposes.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Mr. Boudreaux goes to Washington
A day after legislation was introduced that would freeze the budget of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Jude Boudreaux was on Capitol Hill meeting with one of his senators about legislation that would help the agency fund investment adviser exams. Mr. Boudreaux, founder of Upperline Financial Planning in New Orleans, flew to Washington for the sole purpose of talking with Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a member of the Senate Banking Committee.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
California Sen. Rod Wright sentenced to 90 days in jail for perjury
South Bay Sen. Roderick Wright was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail, was barred from holding public office and fined $2,000, bringing an end to a four-year legal saga revolving around felony voter-fraud charges. Wright, 62, also must serve 1,500 hours of community service and was placed on three years' felony probation following his conviction earlier this month on eight felony voter fraud charges for lying about where he lived when he represented the 25th Assembly District from 2008 to 2012.
Carville, Gingrich join housing summit
WE HEAR: An eclectic group of political players - including James Carville, former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, Mary Matalin, Rep. Maxine Waters , and Housing Secretary Julian Castro, among others - is poised to come together to talk housing. The Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a summit on housing called "Housing America's Future: New Directions for National Policy" on Monday and Tuesday in downtown Washington.
Patrol investigator: Woman pushed officer who then punched her on side of California freeway
A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said. Investigator Sean Taketa outlined the July 1 incident in a request to search 51-year-old Marlene Pinnock's medical records.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
We are revisin... Top Line-Up of Premier Sponsors and Business Executives to Cycle Three Days Through Ojai Valley to Support Athletes with Physical Challenges )--More than 60 cyclists - including six physically challenged athletes - will depart Santa Barbara for the Challenged Athletes Foundation's Cycling Challenge - Ojai ... )--The SPECTRUM Group will attend the Air Force Association Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort and Conven... SubscriberWise Proposes Child Identity Theft Protection Legislation to U.S. Congressman Bob Gibbs of Ohio as Representative Maxine Waters Introduces The Fair Credit Reporting Improvement Act of 2014 )--Federally regulated Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion would be among national organizations approved and required to reference a child index that would match stole... )--CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC and PQ Holdings, ... (more)
The Daily Breeze
Inglewood awarded $10 million for airport noise mitigation from LAX
Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $10 million grant to the city of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation. The grant extends funding for the city's Residential Sound Insulation Program, which provides assistance to Inglewood families to mitigate the impact of noise from aircraft flying into and out of Los Angeles International Airport.
These 6 California Republicans Have a Snowball's Chance in Hell of Reaching Congress
California has 53 congressional districts, but only a handful with competitive midterm races . This means there are plenty of safe districts where a powerful incumbent has to flick away a doomed challenger .
The Truth About Mortgage
New Bill Would Clear Credit Reports of Those Harmed By Predatory...
A new bill introduced today by Congresswoman Maxine Waters aims to make sweeping changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act . In a news release, she noted that credit reports have become far too important to contain widespread errors and inaccuracies, given the fact that they're used to extend mortgages and homeowners insurance , and even determine whether someone is hired or not.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Pelosi, more greet CU reps at Caucus reception
Sept. 11, 2014 - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and other key House members conversed with credit union representatives attending NAFCU's Congressional Caucus during a Caucus reception on Capitol Hill. The Congressional Reception, held last night at the Longworth House Office Building, also brought House Financial Services Committee Ranking Member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., and others face to face with constituents in a social setting staged in the hearing room for the House Agriculture Committee.
Waters proposes sweeping credit reporting reforms
The ranking democrat on the House Financial Services Committee wants to fundamentally change the rules on how lenders report consumer payments and debts to the credit bureaus, which could create a path to homeownership for millions of Americans currently shut out by mortgage lending restrictions. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is introducing a bill that would eliminate medical debt from credit reporting, which accounts for more than half of all unpaid debts in collection, and which the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found in a report issued in May is not a good indicator of people's likelihood of repaying normal debts, because of the unusual, unexpected and high-dollar amounts involved.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Ferguson Revisited: Pictures at an Exhibition
During the last week to ten days the troubles in Ferguson, Missouri have faded somewhat from the national consciousness. This is to be expected, since the modern media cycle reflects the decreasing attention span of the public.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
SEC exams could cost RIAs thousands andndash; or even millions
Study pegs the annual cost for industry at $310 million, but fees for individual firms would vary based on AUM Investment advisory firms would pay anywhere from a couple thousand to millions of dollars annually in user fees to fund Securities and Exchange Commission exams, if the agency uses that approach to increase its adviser oversight, ... (more)
Mon Sep 01, 2014
If Democrats Seek to "Rally Blacks" Against Police Militarization,...
Democrats are trying to mobilize African-Americans outraged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo., to help them retain control of at least one chamber of Congress for President Obama's final two years in office.... "Ferguson has made it crystal clear to the African-American community and others that we've got to go to the polls," said Representative ... (more)
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Rising (Maxine) Waters
Maxine Waters - the fiery liberal from Los Angeles known for calling House Republican leadership "demons" and threatening to nationalize oil companies - has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Missouri governor was 'uninvited' from Michael Brown's funeral
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon did not attend the funeral service Monday for Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson , Mo., because Nixon was "uninvited," two African-American community leaders told the Washington Examiner .
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant...
Asian Enterprise celebrates its 21st year of hosting the annual Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as Title Sponsors.
Dallas Morning News
Hundreds of mourners wait outside St. Louis church for Michael Brown's funeral
James Wright waits for the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church to open for the funeral service of Michael Brown Monday in St. Louis.