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OC GOP Chair still doesn’t get Healthcare Reform


This is another one of those stories I just couldn’t get to before my early August business trip, but Register reporter Martin Wisckol contacted me for a comment on the Koch Brothers’ Freedom Partners recent event in Dana Point that was designed to show how the private sector could help the poor.  Yes, they could start by…

Irvine City Council Repeals Living Wage; Schott and Shea Defend Decision as Adhering to Christian Values

Jeff Lalloway and Christina Shea with Irvine Mayor Steven Choi-2014

As expected, the Irvine City Council’s Republican majority repealed the City’s nation-leading and longstanding Living Wage ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.  Speaker after speaker, including two pastors, begged the council to keep the existing policy in place to no avail.  The Living Wage ordinance was repealed on a straight party line vote 3-1 (with Mayor Pro…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards


The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…