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Janet Nguyen’s Laundered Money – Still Dirty

Money-Laundry

Last week, the Voice of OC reported on an ongoing FPPC investigation of Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s campaign funding irregularities involving unemployed and student donors. It took a few days, but on Thursday afternoon the other shoe dropped. A detailed review of the court documents revealed that the FPPC had more than just a hunch behind its subpoenas.

Living Near a Nuclear Waste Dump

Nuclear reactor at San Onofre, CA

Surprise, surprise, the government is not going to remove the nuclear waste after all. The big promises made years ago to seal the deal for allowing San Onofre to be built was the guarantee that the highly-radioactive nuclear waste would be removed when the plant closed. Now they have reneged on their promise. Instead of removing the waste, the new plan is to store the toxic waste right here indefinitely.

A rather spectacular bit of politicking

GotEthicsNew

Last week, the Orange County Board of Supervisors effort to establish limited campaign finance oversight had its proverbial head cut off. State lawmakers gutted the bill after a rather spectacular bit of politicking, leaving this dragon not completely dead, but with just one head.

Solorio announces fundraising figures for Senate campaign

Jose Solorio

The Solorio for State Senate Campaign announced Thursday that after raising more than $300,000 during the recent June Primary time period, it will report a total of $625,211.34 cash-on-hand on its semi-annual campaign finance report which is due on July 31. Former State Assemblyman Jose Solorio is running to replace outgoing State Senator Lou Correa in the 34th State Senate District.