Tag Archive for California Government

Calling Any Sane Senate Republican

Oh, my! The Register is reporting this morning that one of the Senate Republicans has FINALLY broken ranks with his fellow Reeps to vote to approve the state budget. But then again, Sen. Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) is one of those rare moderate Republicans in a moderate swing district. Oh yes, and he’s up for…

Lemmings on the march

Yesterday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors took a step towards challenging the decision of the Board of Supervisors in 2001 to grant an additional 1% of salary per year of service to the pension calculation for public safety officers.  The constitutional challenge, proposed by Supervisor Moorlach, affects both Deputy Sheriff’s and District Attorney Investigators…

What Did I Tell You About Republicans & Immigration?

My goodness! John and Ken are looking for outrage, but don’t know where quite to send it. Peggy Lowe reported at Total Buzz earlier today that the KFI shock jocks were commanding their droneslisteners to bombard our lovely Orange County Supervisors with phone calls asking them why they voted to outsource the processing of traffic…

Speeding Our Way to Nonsense on the 241

This is the latest part of my special report on the proposed extension of the 241 Toll Road to San Onofre State Beach (aka Trestles), which is also cross-posted at Calitics. If you’d like, you can find the other stories in the “Speeding Our Way to Trestles” series on Calitics. As the debate heats up…

What Is Wasteful?

OK, I can’t stop thinking about this. All the Orange County Supervisors claim to be good “fiscal conservatives” who are “responsible” in spending our tax dollars. John Moorlach says that current pension benefits for county deputy sheriffs are “irresponsible” and “illegal under state law”. Janet Nguyen tells us that we need a “county services office”…

Open House, Open Thread!

Remember what I told you yesterday about that open house at Jose Solorio’s office? Well, guess what. I’m on my way there! As I’m writing this now, my dad and I are briskly flying up the 57 toward Katella. Open house, here we come! So I asked you this yesterday, and I’ll ask you again…