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Fullerton’s ‘$100,000 Pension Club’ continues to grow

A searchable database recently posted by the Orange County Register on its website reveals that the number of retired Fullerton public employees collecting pensions of $100,000 per year or more has continued to grow. The latest total is 62 — … Continue reading

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California taxes rank worst in U.S.

Tim Cavanaugh of Reason magazine talks to Fox 11 Los Angeles about Governor Jerry Brown’s push for higher taxes despite California’s dismal national tax ranking:

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Has city charged $27 million in illegal water fees?

Orange County Register | Way back in 1968, when there were still lots of orange trees in Orange County, the city of Fullerton tacked a 2 percent charge onto folks’ water bills to cover the cost of providing that water. … Continue reading

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35% of city’s full-time employees paid more than $100,000/year

Orange County Register | Twenty six percent of Fullerton city workers earned more than $100,000 in total compensation in 2009 — and seven earned more than $200,000, according to figures from the state controller’s office. Average total compensation for all 1,013 … Continue reading

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Channel 9 reports live from ‘First Night’ celebration

KCAL-TV’s Melissa Maynarich was in downtown Fullerton last night to report on the city’s “First Night” celebration of New Year’s Eve: .

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Chris Thompson seated on Fullerton School Board

Longtime FACT member Chris Thompson was sworn in last night as a member of the Fullerton School  Board. The oath of office was administered by Supervisor Shawn Nelson. Chris was the top vote-getter in the race to fill three seats. … Continue reading

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Bruce Whitaker takes seat on Fullerton City Council

FACT founder Bruce Whitaker was one of three new city council members who took the oath of office last night before a standing-room-only crowd at Fullerton City Hall. Don Bankhead and Pat McKinley were also sworn in. For final vote … Continue reading

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Rep. Royce battles for finance chairmanship

By Martin Wisckol | Orange County Register Rep. Ed Royce’s effort to win the chairmanship of the key Financial Services Committee means he’s trying to convince fellow Republicans that he’s better for the job than Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus, the … Continue reading

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Supervisors will study giving up pensions at Nelson’s urging

By Norberto Santana, Jr. | Voice of OC Newly elected Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson made another baby step Tuesday toward his goal of eliminating taxpayer-funded pensions for elected officials. He talked his colleagues into forming an ad-hoc committee to … Continue reading

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Understanding your property tax bill

By Jon Coupal | President, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association This fall has been especially frightening. There have been the little monsters at our doors on Halloween, the monstrous politicians invading our homes through the television, and there has been that … Continue reading

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