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QuachGate News Flash

TheLiberalOC has learned that someone with the same name as Westminster City Councilman Andy Tuan Ngoc Quach, has been cited for three moving violations since 2004. The first citation occurred on January 18, 2004 for driving at an unsafe speed and without proof of insurance in Santa Ana. The insurance charge was dismissed and Quach…

What the future may hold for Democrats

The following is a Guest Commentary from Richard Lara. Richard Lara is a Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on political philosophy. His research focusses on conceptualizing and explaining the interplay between the forces of conservatism and liberalism in political collectives. He currently teaches at Orange Coast College. There are numerous questions about the future…

Orange County lays off more workers, seniority doesn’t count.

Today, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens will announce her planned cuts in staffing to address the $28 million budget cut the department must absorb this year. The Orange County Register’s Jennifer Muir reports some details this morning: Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens plans to lay off two assistant sheriffs and six captains to help rein in department expenses, according…

Assembly Passes Final Budget Bills

They’re done in the Assembly. We have budget legislation on the way to the Governor. The Assembly budget solutions are short $1.1 billion from the Senate solutuoins. It should be noted that the drilling expansion bill of DeVore’s died. Anyone want to take bets as to how long it takes for the budget to be…

Cities Threaten to Sue over Budget Deal

Yesterday the California League of Cities hosted a press conference to announce their intention to sue the State of California over the raid on gas tax and redevelopment funds to “balance” the state budget. Martin Wisckol of the Orange County Register filed this report: Cities say they’ll sue if plan to raid local coffers moves…

Budget Deal Delivers $93 million Hit to OC

H/T to Jennifer Muir over at Total Buzz. According to County Finance Director Frank Kim, the impact on the county budget could be as much as $93 million and that does not count cuts to health and social services programs. Borrowing from Property Tax revenues $36.6 Million General Fund, $4.1 million from county parks, $3.1…