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8,579 county employees made $100,000 or more in 2016

In 2015, the only Orange County employee to make over $400,000 in pay and benefits was Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who received total compensation of $400,214. But 2016 payroll data recently updated by Transparent California for the county’s 19,080 employees reveals that … Continue reading

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Soaring overtime pay boosted OC fire captain’s pay to over $500,000 last year

A $245,350 overtime payout — the 13th largest of the more than 1.3 million public workers surveyed statewide — boosted Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) captain Gregory Bradshaw’s total compensation to $508,495 last year, an amount more than four times greater than his $116,846 salary. … Continue reading

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Feds to investigate Orange County district attorney and sheriff

The U.S. Department of Justice launched a civil rights investigation of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Department yesterday over allegations that prosecutors and deputies withhold evidence and use jailhouse informants to illegally obtain confessions. Here’s the … Continue reading

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County’s public safety salary spending expected to spike

By Norberto Santana Jr, Voice of OC | Orange County taxpayers could easily see a tripling of costs for public safety over the next five fiscal years, according to a recent fiscal analysis released this month by the County of … Continue reading

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Sacramento should stop new tax on driving

By Michelle Steel | Do you want the government following your car every day? Most of us don’t like that Orwellian vision, but a tax scheme brewing in the legislature might do just that. Hardworking Californians don’t want a new … Continue reading

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