May 16, 2018

Janus Case

Sacramento Bee: Ending 'fair share' fees will cost state workers $2,000 a year, study says

A new study predicts that a Supreme Court decision forbidding public sector unions from collecting so-called fair share fees will drive down public sector union membership in California by about 9 percent and cost public employees $2,079 a year in income.


Orange County

OC Register: Local rents still rising, from $1,900 a month for apartments to $2,700 for houses, reports show

Orange County asking rents were $1,885 a month in the first quarter, up $73 a month or 3.8 percent year over year. In the Inland Empire, apartment rents averaged $1,319 a month, up $42 monthly or 3.0 percent from the first quarter of 2017.


OC Register: National Democrats back Rohrabacher challenger in effort to avert top-two lockout

National Democrats announced Friday that they would back businessman Harley Rouda in the crowded field to unseat GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, hoping to avoid being locked out of a targeted race that could prove pivotal to the Democrats’ effort to retake the House.


Voice of OC: Riverside ends homelessness for veterans

The City of Riverside is the only city in California to end veteran homelessness, according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. It is one of 62 communities in 32 states to do so.


Daily Pilot: Orange County Museum of Art takes steps toward its planned move from Newport to Costa Mesa

The museum says it will unveil the design for its new home May 31, though it's unclear exactly when it plans to move out of its current site at 850 San Clemente Drive in Newport Center and into the Costa Mesa arts and entertainment complex.



The Guardian: Exclusive: how rightwing groups wield secret 'toolkit' to plot against US unions

The anti-union marketing drive is the brainchild of the State Policy Network (SPN), a coast-to-coast alliance of 66 rightwing thinktanks that has an $80m war chest to promote regressive policies.



LA Times: Legalized sports betting could be on California ballot after court ruling

The decision by the Supreme Court affirms that the choice to legalize sports wagering is one for the states to make for themselves. The ball is in the state’s court.


Publication Date: May 16, 2018