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OC Political News Round-Up

Here are some of the stories we’ll be following today: 72nd Asssembly Race Going to a Runoff on January 12th Chris Norby came out on top in yesterday’s Special Primary Election to fill the unexpired Assembly term of disgraced Republican Milke Duvall who resigned earlier this year in wake of a sex scandal. Norby will…

Project Labor Agreements Put Local People FIRST

by Tefere Gebre, Executive Director, Orange County Labor Federation The assault on Orange County by Colorado-based zealot Eric Christensen and Supervisor John Moorlach on behalf of anti-worker contractors couldn’t come at a worse time for Orange County residents.  The County is wracked by unemployment and many working families are having a hard time making ends…

Governor Signs Harvey Milk Day and Marriage Recognition Bills

Editor’s Note:  The following was sent in a release from Equality California. We may not agree with much that Gov. Schwarenegger does, but today, we thank him. Sacramento – Today Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law two historic LGBT rights bills – recognizing the contributions of slain civil rights leader Harvey Milk and a bill that…

A New Voice in Orange County

H/T to Peggy Lowe over at the Register. A New Online Investigative News Site Coming to Orange County. A group of Orange County Democratic and liberal leaders will soon launch a non-profit online news site dedicated to “real-time investigative coverage” in three languages. Spearheaded by former state Sen. Joe Dunn, a Democrat from central Orange…

Asm. Miller Says He Wasn’t Paying Attention to Duvall

From the bizzaro world of the GOP, Republican Assemblyman, and former Ethics Committee member Jeff Miller claims: From: @CapitolAlert Sent: Sep 10, 2009 2:31p Asm. Jeff Miller says “he wasn’t paying attention” when Duvall dished on sexcapades http://bit.ly/PDrZi. So let’s see if we’ve got this right? Miller wasn’t listening and Duvall was making it all…

Assemblyman Duvall Removed From Utilities Committee

This update from KQED Capitol Notes: From: @KQED_CapNotes Sent: Sep 9, 2009 10:35a Assemblymember Mike Duvall (R) removed from committee job, referred to ethics cmte. after lurid sex chat makes news. http://ow.ly/oGMn Assemblyman Duvall has posted an apology on his website www.duvallforassembly.com. He says: “I made a mistake and I sincerely apologize. I deeply regret…