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California’s huge budget surplus shows that the Legislature’s tax hikes are misguided

Record Revenue Shows Tax Hikes are Misguided SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, and Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), member of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and budget conferee, issued the following joint…

A look at the results of the 2018 O.C. Primary Election

The 2018 Orange County Primary Election is over! The statewide turnout was awfully low. Only 21% of the state’s voters turned out, according to the CA Secretary of State. The turnout here in Orange County was slightly better at 24%. The big news in Orange County was the successful recall of State Senator Josh Newman.…

The OC GOP has censured State Assembly candidate Greg Haskin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 30, 2018 CONTACT: Randall Avila, (714) 453-0900 Statement on the Censure of Candidate Greg Haskin ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Hon. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, releases the following public statement in response to candidate Greg Haskin’s recent ethics violations. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, the Executive Committee of…

A protester who brought tear gas to a Yiannopoulos event at CSUF is facing up to a year in jail

Case # 18NM07368 Date: May 15, 2018 MASKED PROTESTOR CHARGED WITH ILLEGALLY POSSESSING TEAR GAS AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERISTY, FULLERTON MILO YIANNOPOULOS SPEAKING EVENT SANTA ANA, Calif. – A masked protestor was charged with illegally possessing tear gas outside of a Milo Yiannopoulos speaking event at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Defendant: Rhapsody Elle Johnson, 24,…