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Granite Spends $138,000 to Beat Pechanga

The company's spending on lobbyists shot up six fold after the tribe proposed legislation that would stop a planned quarry.

increased its spending more than six-fold after the introduced legislation that would kill the company's plan to build a quarry near Temecula.

To read about the quarry,

Granite spent $138,000 on lobbyists from July to September, which was almost six times what it spent during the previous six months combined, the Press-Enterprise reported.

To read about Pechanga's proposed legislation, . To read the bill,

The company's biggest expenses went to KP Public Affairs and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, which each got $40,000 in August, shortly after the tribe announced the legislation, according to the report.

The Pechanga Tribe also spent heavily on lobbyists. During the third quarter, it spent $103,000, it spent $63,000 in the second quarter and $122,000 earlier in the year.

Ed Krinsky November 23, 2011 at 08:43 PM
The lobbyists should be investigated by the Dept of Justice and then jailed !
A. Reginald Watts November 23, 2011 at 09:58 PM
One can only hope that the Pechanga prevails. There is really some question as to whether, over the years, Granite Construction Company has been involved in criminal activity. Granite faced an indictment in Fresno years ago for manslaughter. It has also paid a fine for fraud in San Diego rather than face prosecution for that fraud. Then there was a significant fine for fouling a salmon river in Oregon. As a felon cannot do business with Government is Granite paying these sums so that they do not get convicted and become a felon?
Don November 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM
This is not a surprise that Granite would try the bribe before trying the facts. Although the Tribe should not have to be making payments to our Reps; in order for them to do the right thing.but that seems to be the way our Government works, SHAME on them, and Shame on us for putting up with it.
Don November 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM
This is not a surprise that Granite would try the bribe before trying the facts. Although the Tribe should not have to be making payments to our Reps; in order for them to do the right thing.but that seems to be the way our Government works, SHAME on them, and Shame on us for putting up with it.
Don November 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM
This is not a surprise that Granite would try the bribe before trying the facts. Although the Tribe should not have to be making payments to our Reps; in order for them to do the right thing.but that seems to be the way our Government works, SHAME on them, and Shame on us for putting up with it.
Popeye November 24, 2011 at 12:10 AM
Granite construction is terrorist organization towards Temecula citizens. We need to be stop their jihad tactics on America.
watchingthings November 24, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Shit you people are down right dumb... Terrorist,jihad ..oh my stupid ass liberals
watchingthings November 24, 2011 at 01:04 AM
anyone care to ask why the temecula hospital has only a tin building on it? libs .....
anotherview November 24, 2011 at 03:12 AM
More GCI cash down the toilet. Let it flow. GCI apparently cannot accept the unity of the community against its proposed aggregate quarry near Temecula. What must go through the mind of the leadership of GCI when it faces this wall of opposition, including from the Riverside County Planning Commission, which rejected the proposed GCI project. GCI apparently has no respect for the community, but instead a worship of the dollar. This mindset may account for the steadfast GCI push for its unwanted proposed project. Let us hope the community sticks together until GCI pulls up its tent, and goes away.
Ed Krinsky November 24, 2011 at 03:28 AM
To Watching things; Hey Einstein, I am not refuting what it is you are writing about, I'm just trying to figure out what you are trying to say. With no malice mto you, did you attend school?
Vicki November 24, 2011 at 02:29 PM
I'm with you Ed! Also to watchingthings, maybe it is best you do just that...watch things, please don't speak. GCI needs to understand North Cty and Temecula/Murrieta can come together and fight for what is not wanted. Felony charges, no more fines.
wayne mong November 24, 2011 at 03:12 PM
GCI apparently has no respect for the community, but instead a worship of the dollar. Look whose calling the "Kettle Black! You have got a lot of nerve, with Pechanga and its quest for the mighty dollar, by illegally disenrolling legitimate Native Americans for "Greed and the Mighty Dollar!"
wayne mong November 24, 2011 at 03:26 PM
So, Anotherview, with your two faced remarks being considered "Dribble," no one can ever believe a word you say. Every statement you have made on the subject of Disenrolled Native Americans, at Pechanga, have been totally inaccurate and without "Merit!" You are in effect: Mark Macarro's...."Boy!"
Ed Krinsky November 24, 2011 at 05:01 PM
This is really for MONG. I thought I had a command for the English Language. What does "disenrolling legitimate Native Americans" and who determines who is a legit Native American?...and where is the "black kettle you speak of? Einstein, engage your brain before running mouth !
KB November 24, 2011 at 09:04 PM
Those who oppose this quarry, let's not fight. We need to work together as a team with SOS, and NEVER underestimate Granite. Granite is as a Thief in the Night. They are sly, slick, clever and loaded.
Popeye November 25, 2011 at 01:08 AM
WatchingThings is a terrorist and also stupid!!! Ha Ha
Popeye November 25, 2011 at 01:09 AM
WatchingRhungs is a liberal.

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