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OCTax honors Assemblyman Tyler Diep for his commitment to Orange County taxpayers

Orange County, CA — Assemblyman Tyler Diep was awarded a coveted Rose Award at the Orange County Taxpayers Association’s (OCTax) annual award dinner this past Wednesday. “OCTax is pleased with Assemblyman Tyler Diep’s continuing commitment to protect Orange County taxpayers from hurtful tax increases. Assemblyman Diep stood strong in opposition to ACA 1, a constitutional…

Senate Democrats block efforts to protect independent contractors

SACRAMENTO – Tonight, members of the California Senate Republican Caucus voted against Assembly Bill 5 which would threaten the livelihoods of many California independent contractors. AB 5 undercuts workers’ freedom in many industries to choose independent work and threatens their employment status. The author of AB 5 offered carve-outs for several well-connected professions which favored…

The CA Senate Republicans are siding with the anti-vaxers

Governor Newsom & Democrats Put Our Children’s Healthcare in the Hands of Bureaucrats SACRAMENTO – Today, members of the California Senate Republican Caucus voted against Senate Bill 714 which combined with Senate Bill 276 would allow government to intrude into the physician-patient relationship. Both SB 714 and SB 276 would restrict a medical doctor’s right…

The OC Auditor-Controller died in Kansas, where he was living part-time

OC Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery died at his home in Kansas last week, not Orange County, his office’s spokeswoman confirmed Friday, according to the Voice of OC. Apparently Eric and his wife Lisa decided to move their family to the state he grew up in, as she wrote about in her personal blog. Eric got a…