Shawn Nelson had the opportunity, as did Pat Bates and John Moorlach at the time they were elected as County Supervisors, to choose whether to opt in to the County Retirement system. Both Shawn Nelson and John Moorlach made the choice, despite their very vocal opposition to public employee pension plans, to take the very benefit they so strongly oppose.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 11 Comments
Fourth District County Supervisor Shawn Nelson called usÂ Thursday afternoon to offer his explanation for his opting into the county’s pension system, which he campaigned on reforming this Spring.Â Shortly after taking office, Nelson said that he was presented with a…
by Chris Prevatt • • 10 Comments
I learned today that Supervisor Shawn Nelson decided to opt in to the County Pension Plan. I am still waiting to find out if he chose the Hybrid Plan, which he claimed on his first day was flawed, or if he took the plan that lets him retire at 55 years old.
by Chris Prevatt • • 2 Comments
In a Total Buzz post Tuesday the Orange County Register’s Elias Groll misinterperates the campaign finance reports of OC Treasurer/Tax Collector candidates claiming that the underdog Shari Freidenrich has a 10-1 fundraising advantage over primary first place finisher Keith Rodenhuis.
by Dan Chmielewski • • 4 Comments
Benjamin Jealous, the head of the NAACP, wrote this post for CNN.com about the NAACP’s recent resolution asking the Tea Party crowd to repudiate racism in their ranks. He wrote: “It is unfortunate that at a time when our nation…
Orange County Labor Federation takes a Break Reeling from Lorri Galloway’s Dismal Showing: Re-launches Voter Registration Effort
by Steve Perez • • 9 Comments
Local gives unbiased post election analysis of Orange County Labor’s humiliating defeat and electoral shortcomings.
by Claudio Gallegos • • Comments Off
Earlier this week in Utah, a list of 1,300 people with their personal addresses, social security numbers and family memebers were sent out to media outlets, law enforcement agencies and other random targets. This got the state of Utah to investigate. It turns out two state employees who work in the department that issues food stamps and other social services are behind the list. You can read the story HERE.