PBS Video: Nguyen’s Medical Fundraising Sparks Legal Questions

This week on PBS SoCaL, we delve into Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s fundraising from the medical community after she joined the board of CalOptima, the county’s healthcare plan for the poor, elderly and disabled.

The timing of some of her fundraising and votes could create legal problems for Nguyen. A state law, the Levine Act, generally prohibits local officials from using their appointments to other agencies to raise campaign funds.

We also discuss:

  • Anaheim Councilwoman Lucille Kring changing her positions on fundamental city issues amid fundraisers and campaign contributions.
  • Documents showing that the Orange County Register’s parent company promised “media coverage” as part of their pitch to Anaheim officials to become the naming rights broker for high-profile city properties.

Voice of OC’s weekly news segments are broadcast on PBS SoCaL Wednesdays and Fridays at 5 p.m.

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