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Political news & views for independent-minded voters

It’s a blue sweep in Orange County as the Democrats won all the House seats

The Republican Party of Orange County is officially in total disarray as they managed to lose every single House seat in the O.C. to the Democratic Party. As you might imagine local Republicans are trying to figure out what happened. The Trumpers among them are in complete denial. They cannot possibly imagine that President Trump…

The Orange County bankruptcy case has finally closed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE County of Orange Credit Ratings Upgraded, Bankruptcy Case Closed Santa Ana, Calif. (November 16, 2018) – This week the County of Orange received an upgrade in its Issuer Default Rating (IDR) from Fitch Ratings to AAA and a reaffirmation of its Issuer Credit Rating (ICR) from S&P Global Ratings of AA+. In…

Sen. John Moorlach cautions the State Legislature on the projected budget surplus

Sen. John Moorlach Cautions Legislature on Projected Surplus FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sen. John M.W. Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, comments on the Legislative Analyst’s (LAO) new report, “The 2019-20 Budget: California’s Fiscal Outlook”: The LAO is optimistic about nearly $15 billion in additional resources to allocate after putting another $15 billion into the Rainy Day fund. The…

The OC GOP is on life support

Former OC Weekly Editor Gustavo Arellano opined in a recent L.A. Times op-ed, that the OC GOP is dead. Well it may be too soon to declare the Republican Party of Orange County dead but it is most certainly on life support. Two House seats were lost as a result of the Nov. 6 General…