Government & Politics

Moreno Wants To Eliminate City Employee Health Care Plans, Push Them Into “Medicare for All”

During an interview on a local progressive podcast, Councilman Jose F. Moreno expressed his desire to eliminate Anaheim city employees’ current healthcare benefits, and force them into a federal single-payer system under socialist Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare-for-All” proposal. “The big thing for me – people say you’re a city councilman why do you keep bringing it up – if we have ...

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5 Months After Election, Union Deception About Measure L Continues

Measure L, the UNITE-HERE Local 11-sponsored “living wage” initiative, passed last November – carried along by a dishonest union campaign that misled voters into thinking it applied to the Disneyland Resort. The union lied, and narrowly won. Five months later, the deception continues. Glyndanna Shevlin – Disneyland Resort cast member, UNITE-HERE Local 11 shop steward and board member of union ...

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City Council To Hear Report On Rent Affordability and Rent Control

On today’s City Council agenda is an item requested last year by Councilman Jose F. Moreno, when the District 3 councilman dragooned city staff into compiling a study of “rent affordability” in Anaheim, as well as rent control/rent stabilization policies being used by some cities. According to the staff report, Orange County is one of  the state’s least affordable counties ...

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Moreno’s Double Standard Regarding Democrats Supporting Republicans

On March 8, the Chicano Latino Immigrant Democratic Club of OC hosted Daraka Larimore-Hall, a democratic socialist and candidate for chairman of the California Democratic Party. During the question-and-answer portion of the program, Anaheim Councilman Jose F. Moreno tossed this query at Larimore-Hall: “My question is related, from my end, as a Central Committee of the Democratic Party here in ...

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Insightful Analysis Of The 3rd Supervisor District Special Election

Republican consultant Chris Nguyen offers this insightful analysis of the results of this week’s special election to fill the 3rd Supervisor District vacancy: All 7 candidates lost their respective hometowns Sanchez won Irvine, Silverado, and Tustin; she won an absolute majority in Silverado Not surprising that Sanchez won Irvine, as that was the linchpin of the Democratic victories in 2018, ...

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Don Wagner Cements His Victory In 3rd Supervisor District Special Election

With the latest ballot count update this evening, Irvine Mayor Don Wagner cemented his lead of former Rep. Loretta Sanchez in the 3rd Supervisor District special election. 8,283 ballots were counted today, and Wagner widened his lead over Sanchez from 2,980 voters to 3,413. In contrast to the post-election counting last November, the Republican’s lead over the Democrat increased with ...

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Should Living Wage Advocates Have To Pay A Living Wage?

Attention social justice warriors: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) is hiring a community organizer for Orange County. For those unfamiliar with CLUE, it’s essentially the radical clergy auxiliary for left-wing labor unions. Its applies a varnish of religiosity to progressive causes du jour: the “living” wage, open borders, supporting teacher strikes, environmental justice, opposing charter schools, etc.  CLUE ...

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UPDATED: Irvine Mayor Don Wagner The Apparent Winner In 3rd Supervisor District Election

UPDATED with number of ballots left to count. It appears the Republican Mayor of Irvine, Don Wagner has overcome a fractured Republican candidate field to defeat former Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the lone Democrat in the 7 candidate field, in the special election for the 3rd Supervisor District vacancy. Wagner led throughout the evening, his lead widening from 1,554 votes in ...

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