October 17, 2017

Orange County

Voice of OC: County Ethics Commission holds first meeting

Citizen watchdog Shirley Grindle — who helped write the ballot measure and for years has tracked campaign contributions with a system of index cards out of her home in Orange – urged commissioners to keep the commission “nonpartisan and nonpolitical.

Voice of OC: Santana: Dana Point Harbor Revitalization could seek as much as $45 Million in public subsidies

Orange County Supervisors today will consider the largest public subsidy in recent memory, as much as $45 million, from the Dana Point Harbor reserves to spur parking for a host of new commercial, hotel and marina improvements at the regional harbor.


OC Register: West Anaheim Medical nurses vote to unionize

The lopsided 147-33 approval testified to widespread discontent over pay and benefits that have led to an exodus of experienced nurses from the Anaheim facility to other hospitals, and a surge in temporary help, according to nurses who favored the union.


OC Register: Democratic congressional challengers net millions, but GOP incumbents lead individual fundraising

Republican incumbent have each raised more than any of their individual challengers, but the combined third quarter contributions to all Democrats outpace the total raised in that period by the Republicans, according the Federal Election Commission reports that were due Sunday.


LA Times: Female lawmakers, staffers and lobbyists speak out on 'pervasive' harassment in California's Capitol

The letter joins a growing public conversation about sexual harassment and violence that impact nearly all women, regardless of industry, age or status. On social media over the weekend, women across the globe chimed in with their own “me too” stories of impropriety in an attempt to demonstrate the scope of the problem.



Labor 411: When "Right to Work" fails to pass at state level, try it county by county

Through the years, right to work has been a hotly contested issue in the state Legislature. Just this year, a Republican-backed effort to make New Mexico the nation’s 29th state with a right-to-work law failed.


Labor 411: Source on NAFTA: U.S. wants cars to have at least 50% American-made parts

The United States on Friday unveiled hotly contested proposals for higher regional autos content in the North American Free Trade Agreement, three sources said, casting further doubt on the chances of reaching a deal to modernize the pact.


Publication Date: October 17, 2017