February 9, 2018

Orange County

OC Register Commentary: Better justice through local funding control - Sen. Josh Newman and Jennifer Beuthin

Sen. Josh Newman and OCEA General Manager Jennifer Beuthin bring to light the convoluted funding system that delays justice for Orange County residents and underpays Court workers. Sen. Newman agreed to coauthor today's OC Register column after talking to OCEA members who travelled to Sacramento.


Voice of OC: Santa Ana projects $17 million budget hole as labor costs skyrocket

The budget pressures are prompting warnings from the city manager that services may have to be cut back, despite growth in tax revenues. The funding gap is projected to grow to $40 million in five years.


OC Register: Garden Grove may join Beach Boulevard Coalition to help revitalize corridor

Garden Grove would join the other cities along Beach: La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Westminster and Huntington Beach.


OC Register: Working but still poor? Earned Income Tax Credit eases, but doesn’t solve, that problem

In California, where 2.9 million beneficiaries collected $6.8 billion in federal EITC payments last year, one of four eligible workers fails to claim the credit. That leaves some $2 billion a year on the table, according to a recent study.


OC Register: 8 reasons why Orange County housing bargains are hard to find

Calculate rising prices, down payments and mortgages rates and you get a typical 2017 monthly house payment of $3,189 — that’s before taxes, etc.


OC Register: Heroes Hall to celebrate one-year anniversary

Heroes Hall will be open to the public 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive. The first 100 guests will receive a Heroes Hall coin and coffee mug. A small ceremony will be held at 2 p.m.



LA Times: Democratic candidates for governor make promises to union workers ahead of key endorsement vote

The four candidates instead promised to fight for higher pay for in-home healthcare workers and stronger union protections for SEIU Local 2015, the largest chapter of the Service Employees International Union’s California organization.



LA Times: California Assembly speaker says allegations against assemblywoman are under investigation

The Assembly is working to prevent sexual harassment and to ensure there is a strong process in place for responding to inappropriate behavior and holding perpetrators accountable, says Speaker Anthony Rendon.


Publication Date: February 9, 2018