The latest campaign finance disclosures filed with the county Registrar of Voters show Supervisor Todd Spitzer, who is challenging District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for his seat in 2018, leading in fundraising with more than $1.29 million in his campaign coffers at the end of June.
CalOptima provides health care for nearly 800,000 disabled, elderly and low-income Orange County residents. County supervisors are moving to expand their power on its board of directors, but state legislators are moving to block that effort.
Investigations into the Santa Ana mayor, county supervisor, and state senator are the subject of a records request by Craig Hunter, who alleged in a legal claim this month that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas “interfered in political corruption criminal investigations.” A spokeswoman for Rackauckas disputes the claim.
Watching State Sen. Janet Nguyen get dragged out of a California Senate chamber is a stark reminder that too often, after the trade deals are done and history has been rewritten, our ideals take a quiet back seat to profit. Here in OC, groups like the Protocol Foundation deserve constant scrutiny to see what foreign interests are visiting our local government.
The California State Senate removed Republican Sen. Janet Nguyen from its chambers Thursday after she made statements critical of the late Democratic Sen. Tom Hayden during a portion of the meeting typically reserved for memorializing constituents.
Supervisor Andrew Do says he is in “an ideal position” to lead county’s $3.4 billion healthcare plan for the county’s low-income, disabled and elderly residents as it continues to deal with past problems and confronts the promised Obamacare repeal.
Under California law, lobbyists and wealthy political contributors can make large cash donations requested, or behested, by the office holders for their favorite charities. The practice has become big political business in recent years.
It’s the second time in five years that supervisors have remade board of directors of the $3.2 billion health plan for low-income, elderly and disabled residents, and solidified the medical industry’s control.
Just over a year ago, State Sen. Janet Nguyen gave her full-throated support to Andrew Do during his successful run for county supervisor. Now, as Do runs for re-election, Nguyen is launching attacks against him.