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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…

Woman convicted of slapping a man at an O.C. political rally

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 23-year-old Sacramento woman was convicted by a jury of slapping a man at a political rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach in 2017. Jessica Aguilar, 23, of Sacramento was convicted on August 14, 2019 of one misdemeanor count of battery for slapping a man in the face twice at a…