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Senator Newman’s “Keep Arts in Schools Fund” Passes Appropriations Committee

(SACRAMENTO, CA) –Senate Bill (SB) 503, authored by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), passed the Senate Appropriations Committee today on a 7 to 0 vote.  This bill gives California taxpayers the option to support public arts education programs through a voluntary tax check-off.   “Access to art education is proven to be a key factor in the…

Murdock Launches Congressional Bid for CD-39 Targeting Royce

Former Brea Mayor and councilmember Brett Murdock today announced he is running for Congress, challenging a seat held by Rep. Ed Royce in CD-39.  Murdock was considering a run for State Senate, but will give Congress a try instead. Here’s the announcement: Brett Murdock, a lifelong Orange County resident, attorney, professor, small business owner, and…

The Irvine GOP Council Majority’s Karma Sandwich

The Daily Pilot reported on the State Joint Audit Committee’s vote to audit the city of Irvine’s Investigation of the Great Park, ignoring pleas from the entire OC Republican state assembly and state senate delegation to do so.  So much for the Republicans being champions of transparency. Predictably, Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Lalloway, a candidate…

Kang Crosses $200K Mark for SD-29

State Senate candidate Sukhee Kang, a Democrat from Fullerton running in SD-29, today announced his campaign has surpassed the $200,000 mark — 40 times more than the previous Democratic candidate in this race — as the only announced Democrat in the race. Kang’s Republican challenger is State Rep. Ling Ling Chang,a  freshman state assembly representative…

OC’s State Elected Republicans Against Transparency of an Audit of the Great Park Non-Audit

OC’s elected Republicans are very good at two things — calling for transparency and then protecting other Republicans from anything that reveals true transparency. The Voice of OC offers this post featuring a letter from all of Orange County’s Republican State Senators and State Assembly elected urging Assemblyman Mike Gibson, who chairs the Joint Legislative…