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Council to decide tonight how to fill its vacant seat

By Spencer Custodio, Voice of OC | Fullerton residents could learn tonight if the vacant City Council seat will be filled by appointment or special election when the Council is slated to make a decision after deadlocking on the issue … Continue reading

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Tonight’s city council meeting agenda

To read or download tonight’s detailed council meeting agenda, please  click here (pdf). The public participation portion of the meeting begins at 6:30 with presentations and awards. Actual city business normally doesn’t start until 7:00 or 7:30 . . . … Continue reading

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What else is new? Newsom’s budget calls for more spending, higher taxes

By Jon Coupal | To the surprise of absolutely no one, California’s new governor has proposed a state budget with billions in increased spending and lots of tax hikes. And, as an added bonus, he is proposing new mandates on … Continue reading

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Fullerton City Hall is closed today for another three-day weekend

City Hall Closure Dates and Observed Holidays It appear that this information on the city’s website has not been updated for 2019. See this page to confirm today’s closure.

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HJTA releases statement on Gov. Newsom’s state budget

Following the release of Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2019-2020 state budget today, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association president Jon Coupal issued the following statement: “It is troubling that Governor Newsom has proposed a budget with lots more spending coupled with higher … Continue reading

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California’s Budget 2010–2018

Fast revenue growth, even faster expense growth By David Crane | California’s annual General Fund revenues grew a fast 46 percent during Jerry Brown’s eight-year tenure as governor. That makes sense given the stock market more than doubled over that … Continue reading

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Fullerton and cities across Orange County struggle with police and fire pensions

Many Orange County cities are struggling to maintain budgets that keep, or minimally cut services and employees, while trying to keep up with growing law enforcement and fire pension spending, reports Spencer Custodio on the Voice of OC website. In … Continue reading

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Rapid pay increases are what’s driving L.A. Unified School District’s financial woes

The story behind the story By Todd Madison | Los Angeles Unified is in financial trouble.  Anyone following the recent developments, potentially leading to a teacher strike very soon, knows this. On September 11th the deputy superintendent of public instruction … Continue reading

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On choosing leaders wisely

By Carl M. Cannon | It’s Monday, January 7, 2019. Twenty years ago today Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle huddled on opposite sides of the Senate chamber, each with members of his own party. … Continue reading

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Sacramento’s silliest subsidy

By David Crane | In December, I became eligible for Medicare, the national health insurance program for people aged 65 and older. Medicare is fantastic — and fantastically cheap — insurance. But, believe it or not, if I was a retired California state employee, … Continue reading

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