Tag Archive for John Moorlach

Ideology Trumps Good Policy, Again.

From our Faith-based Government file we have news that negotiations between the Orange County Health Care Agency and Planned Parenthood have broken down related to a request for funding of a Breast Cancer Health care program. Not surprising when you consider the faith-based policy decision the Board of Supervisors made a few months ago in…

News Roundup: 7-01-09

So in the news today we have a few items that you may want to know about. Governor, lawmakers blow deadline as budget hole deepens: The legislature and governor could not agree to anything yesterday. So we have now lost $3.3 billion in savings that would have been available to meet the shortfall. The state…

Greenhut: Moorlach views Norby as demagogue

Steven Greenhut penned one of his more balanced columns on Sunday (Moorlach ‘grows’ in office), which he follows up on in a post on the Orange Punch blog today. Sorry, but Moorlach views Norby as demagogue Supervisor John Moorlach responded to my Sunday column in his email blast today (reprinted below), and it strikes me as…

OC Budget Battle Begins Today

Today, June 9, 2009, the Orange County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to begin hearings on the more than $5 billion county budget. With anticipated revenue sharply down and the state legislature looking at borrowing from local governments to cover their deficit, this year’s process is shaping up to be very painful. County staff are…

First Street, Now Williams. Moorlach Gets It Wrong Again.

“Out of control personnel practices have created an organization top heavy in management and riddled with unhappy workers required to do much more work than what is considered typical,” the report concluded. “The need for change is evident.” That quote is from a Grand Jury Report released yesterday about the County Public Guardian / Public…

Conservative Blog Coverage of Carona’s Sentencing

Crickets. Nothing on the Flash Report. But click here for a stroll down memory lane on Jon’s man-crush on Sheriff Mike. And for a laugh, click here and be sure to read the URL of the website and the content of the page. A story from yesterday directing readers to the Register’s Twitter coverage of…

OC Supervisors May Impose Politically Socialized Medicine

I would never have imagined that I would write this headline in Orange County, California. Long considered a conservative-republican bastion, it flies in the face of all that is conservative to have the “government” involved in the health care conversations between a patient and their doctor. But that is exactly what the Orange County Board…