Government

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Challenging a California law requiring companies to adhere to minimum quotas of board members based on race or sexual orientation, shareholder activists from the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR) joined with the Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) in a federal lawsuit aimed at striking that law down as unconstitutional. …continue reading

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At its regular meeting on the evening of Monday, November 22, the Cypress City Council discussed a proposed organic waste recycling program to be administered through Valley Vista of Orange County (VVS), the City’s contracted waste hauler. George Briggeman, a representative of VVS, was in the Chamber audience but did …continue reading

Young Kim for Congress

President Biden signed into law the Veterans and Family Information Act (H.R. 2093), a bipartisan bill led by U.S. Representatives Young Kim (CA-39) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08) to expand access to resources at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans and caretakers. “For too long, many veterans and their …continue reading

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base. Photo courtesy of NASA. Vandenberg Space Force Base logo courtesy of Vandenberg Space Force Base.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base on Tuesday, November 24, shortly before 1:30 a.m. carried a NASA payload to test whether an asteroid headed towards Earth could be knocked off course. NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission will crash into an asteroid named Dimorphos, …continue reading

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In 2020, California courts processed 20 percent more adoptions thanks to a mix of remote proceedings, stipulated orders, and in-person hearings. The data was included in a report presented at the Judicial Council’s meeting on Nov. 19. Following the presentation, the council proclaimed November “Court Adoption and Permanency Month,” as it has every …continue reading

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, in close collaboration with the Director of National Intelligence, directed the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence & Security to establish within the Office of the USD(I&S) the Airborne Object Identification and Management Synchronization Group (AOIMSG) as the successor to the U.S. Navy’s Unidentified …continue reading

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The party may be over, and the bill due, for California residents who applied for and received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) without proof of prior employment. New federal rules require California to collect proof of prior employment for all those receiving PUA. If a recipient can’t provide proof of prior …continue reading

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The 27th Annual Report on the Conditions of Children in Orange County is now available, offering a comprehensive assessment of the health, economic well-being, education and safety of the County’s children. The following areas have shown improvement for the lives and well-being of Orange County’s youth: Good Health: The infant …continue reading

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Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) released the following statement after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released a long-awaited report about a troubling state-funded $1.7 billion COVID testing lab: “It should not have taken 287 days for Californians to receive answers about this taxpayer-funded COVID testing lab. …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

The Family Business Association of California has named Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris as its Outstanding Legislator for 2021 for her strong support of family businesses and efforts to improve California’s business climate. FBA released the following statement: Petrie-Norris, a Democrat, represents coastal Orange County. A businesswoman and community leader, she chairs …continue reading

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Our Orange County families continue to struggle overcoming the impacts of the pandemic.  As we head into the holiday season, our office will do our part to help more families with necessities.  “Every family needs diapers. The costs of diapers continue to increase, forcing parents to choose diapers over other …continue reading