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Brown Signs Important Legislation Into Law

Governor Jerry Brown Keynotes 17th Annual Truman Dinner in Irvine - Photo: Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register (click Image for more photos)

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed two pieces of legislation the we want to take note of. Over the irrational objection of business groups, Brown signed AB 10 which will implement an increase in the state minimum wage. He also signed AB 701, settling the VLFAA dispute between the State and the County of Orange

Rep. John Campbell Misinformed About Support for ObamaCare Repeal

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The best thing to be said about Congressman John Campbell is that he’s effectively a lame duck.  He posted this piece on The FlashReport last week where he, not the president, compared Republicans to Terrorists for holding the federal government hostage over an Obamacare repeal.  Campbell took issue with the president’s phone call with the…

Pending Government Shutdown will be Blamed on Republicans

Jose Solorio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz

For the Republican Party in Orange County, California and nationally, “compromise” is still a dirty word.  In the view of our friends on the right, “compromise” increasingly means “do things our way.”  No give and take, just take. As Congress debates the debt ceiling and the defunding of Obamacare, a new poll suggests that 4…

New California Online Disclosure Law to Impact OC Blogsphere

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Orange County has a very healthy range of political blogs to choose from.  The dirty little secret, is that many of the bloggers at the better known sites are also paid political consultants.  Some disclose their conflict.  Others do not.  But even the ones that don’t, it’s an open secret that their “opinions” are bought…

An Open Letter to Cassidy Lynn Campbell

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It’s hard to find heroes today.  You made it easy to do so.  And yes, you are most certainly a hero. Few people choose to take a stand and often lack the courage of conviction to move forward. You made history in one of the most conservative areas of the country when your friends and…

Fleischman’s Editorial on Pensions; Dumb and Dumber

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In his Voice of OC commentary Jon Fleishman tries to paint the serious issue of unfunded actuarially accrued liability (UAAL) into a political box of Republican vs. Democrat, Conservative vs. Liberal and Unions vs.Taxpayers. Both Democrats and Republicans agree that responsible recognition of pension liabilities and their funding is necessary.