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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…

Supervisors trim their own pay… a little

At the close of their budget hearing the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to cut the overall county budget by around 18% and to cut their own pay, and that of executive managers, by a LARGELY SYMBOLIC 5%. Total Buzz has a story up now and we will comment later tonight or tomorrow, but…

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…

County denies breast cancer program for young women

The Health Care Agency of Orange County, under direction from the board of supervisors, won’t fund Planned Parenthood’s Breast Health Care Program UPDATE: We got a call back from HCA spokesperson Deanne Thompson this afternoon regarding the Planned Parenthood grant application. According to Thompson the Health Care Agency has not yet made a final determination…

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…