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What the Frack, Lou?

State Senator Lou Correra in the VIP suite with his LiberalOC sticker (c)2009, TheLiberalOC.com

State Senator Lou Correa is one of the smartest political figures I’ve met.  It’s a real pleasure listening to him explain a complex policy issue and why he does or doesn’t support something.  But Senator Correa cast a “yes” vote on Senate Bill #4 that makes “Fracking” in California that much easier.  And his vote…

Lobbyist Registration Ordinance Approved By Board of Supervisors

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On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance to require the registration of individuals who engage in lobbying activities before the County of Orange. Specifically “lobbying activities” means any oral, written, or electronic communication to a County Supervisor, made directly or indirectly, for the purpose of persuading or influencing official actions or decisions of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

In The News 11-22-10

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Here are some of the news stories on the radar screen that you may want to be aware of. Voice of OC Receives California Endowment Grant; Costa Mesa police chief, captain placed on leave; Nelson Pushes Lobby Reform II.

Senate Committee Approves Bill in Response to Pension Fund Investment Scandal

The Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee approved legislation this week that would require placement agents to register as lobbyists and would end contingency fee arrangements based on winning contracts from California’s public retirement systems. Co-authored by Senator Lou Correa (Santa Ana), Assembly Bill 1743 (AB 1743) would help to ensure that transactions that involve placement agents securing investment assets from the state’s pension funds remain above board.