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Can Beth Krom use the Debate Duck Now?

Now that Rep. Loretta Sanchez is set to debate Van Tran on KOCE (she isn’t going to debate him as much as she’ll mop the floor with him), it looks like the Van Tran “Debate Duck” is out of a job…or is he/she? They need to apply for work with Beth Krom’s campaign and start…

Berardino responds to OC Register distortions regarding retiree medical benefits

Five years ago, Supervisor Bill Campbell and the Orange County Employees Association recognized two things: the importance of providing quality health care coverage for retired county employees and the rising cost of doing so. So, together, we addressed these issues head-on. Through the collective bargaining process, OCEA and the county arrived at an agreement that reduced the county’s unfunded liability for retiree medical benefits by $815 million while continuing to ensure our employees would receive adequate care in their most vulnerable years.

Nguyen and Campbell Sound Off On Hybrid Pension Debate

There has been a lot of criticism of the innovative employee pension plan negotiated by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the labor unions representing County workers and managers. The innovative hybrid defined-benefit and 401(a) plan, first negotiated with Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) currently offers new employees the opportunity to select a lower…

Street’s Risky Investments Sold at a $7.6 million loss

The Orange County Register’s Ronald Campbell reported yesterday that the County of Orange has sold off their holdings in the bankrupt Whistlejacket structured investment on Thursday for $72.4 million for a loss of $7.6 million. Whistlejacket had been in receivership since February 2008, 7 months after Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street made his last two investments…

The Register’s First Step to the Left

  Our first great April Fool’s gag was an announcement that TheLiberalOC had been acquired by OCBlog (now the heart fo the RedCounty blog).  The tag line on the new “Blue Minority” blog template was “even liberals should get the chance to speak.” The story was so convincing, that a Register political reporter — who…