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Jacobs: I will recover deleted sick-time text records

Sep 27, 2012 Comments Off on Jacobs: I will recover deleted sick-time text records Wes Hodge

Teresa Jacobs deleted texts from her personal cellphone that dealt with the sick-time debate on the day it was voted down, but the Orange County mayor who has championed open government …

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GOP Commissioner, Disney lobbyist exchanged 32 text messages before sick pay vote

Sep 25, 2012 Comments Off on GOP Commissioner, Disney lobbyist exchanged 32 text messages before sick pay vote Wes Hodge

Fifty-thousand supporters of a sick pay referendum took their best shot Sept. 11 to have the initiative put on the Nov. ballot, but seven Orange County commissioners kept it off. …

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GOP Chief Lew Oliver behind Earned Sick Days delay

Sep 19, 2012 Comments Off on GOP Chief Lew Oliver behind Earned Sick Days delay Wes Hodge

The architect of a maneuver that kept a sick-time ballot measure off the Nov. 6 ballot turns out to be Lew Oliver, the head of Orange County’s Republican Party. Oliver, a …

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Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote

Sep 19, 2012 Comments Off on Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote Wes Hodge

Judge won’t force Orange sick-time vote Ballot printing can start An Orange Circuit judge denied an emergency request Tuesday night to force a sick-time initiative onto the Nov. 6 ballot. …

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Orange leaders take no action, so sick time likely off Nov. 6 ballot

Sep 18, 2012 Comments Off on Orange leaders take no action, so sick time likely off Nov. 6 ballot Wes Hodge

After a brief but emotional public hearing, Orange County commissioners took no action today on the sick-time initiative, which means that short of court intervention the proposal will not be …

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Judges deny sick time petition, but backers will refile request

Sep 17, 2012 Comments Off on Judges deny sick time petition, but backers will refile request Wes Hodge

A three-judge panel Sunday night refused to order Orange County to put a sick-time initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot, saying the group behind the effort had sued the wrong …

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In Orange County, injustice, hypocrisy rule in sick-time decision

Sep 16, 2012 Comments Off on In Orange County, injustice, hypocrisy rule in sick-time decision Wes Hodge

Last week was a shameful one in Orange County. Democracy was denied. The people’s will was thwarted. Instead of listening to citizens and following the rules, a handful of politicians …

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Orange leaders take harsh lumps for keeping sick-time off ballot

Sep 14, 2012 Comments Off on Orange leaders take harsh lumps for keeping sick-time off ballot Wes Hodge

Orange County leaders Tuesday tried to snuff out a citizen-petition drive aimed at putting a sick leave measure on the Nov. 6 ballot. A 4-3 majority voted to delay it, …

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Orange leaders vote to delay sick-time ballot measure

Sep 12, 2012 Comments Off on Orange leaders vote to delay sick-time ballot measure Wes Hodge

Orange County commissioners voted late Tuesday to delay considering a sick-leave provision, which could keep the petition-driven measure off the Nov. 6 ballot. In a surprise move, commissioners voted 4-3 …

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Former Mayor Chapin to Jacobs: hold ‘fair, open’ vote on sick time

Sep 11, 2012 Comments Off on Former Mayor Chapin to Jacobs: hold ‘fair, open’ vote on sick time Wes Hodge

Supporters behind a sick pay ballot measure released a statement today by former Orange County Mayor Linda Chapin that has her asking commissioners and current Mayor Teresa Jacobs not to “derail” the political process …

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