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December 26, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been billed as the first countywide tax increase passed since the Eisenhower administration--a half-cent sales surcharge that has generated a whopping $1.6 billion in transportation revenue and fueled the largest overhaul of roads and freeways in Orange County history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 26, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been billed as the first countywide tax increase passed since the Eisenhower administration--a half-cent sales surcharge that has generated a whopping $1.6 billion in transportation revenue and fueled the largest overhaul of roads and freeways in Orange County history.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD and MIMI KO CRUZ
The Board of Supervisors will decide today whether to support a controversial bill in Congress that would deny automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens. Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Jim Silva proposed a resolution of support, saying it would make Southern California less of a "magnet" for illegal immigrants and save the county more than $30 million a year in aid payments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000
Health care advocates plan to file 117,000 signatures today to put an initiative on the November ballot to let voters decide how Orange County should spend an estimated $763 million in national tobacco settlement funds over the next 25 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County and city officials met Wednesday to resolve several crucial issues standing in the way of the cities' full support of the county's bankruptcy recovery plan, which was presented to Sacramento lawmakers earlier this week. Although none of the issues were resolved, participants in the meeting said significant progress was made during the discussions.
NEWS
September 6, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the clock ticking on the legislative year, two key players in the effort to push through a bankruptcy recovery plan for Orange County are giving the proposal only even odds of passing muster with state lawmakers. Assembly Republican Leader Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) and state Sen. John R. Lewis (R-Orange) both said the recovery plan has only "a 50-50 chance" because of numerous political hurdles, turf fights and ongoing disputes in Orange County itself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1995 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of deadline day in Sacramento for the Orange County bankruptcy plan, the county's chief executive met Thursday night with a crowd of residents looking for answers. Jan Mittermeier, interim chief executive officer, briefly outlined the county's recovery plans and took questions from the crowd of about 50 gathered at the Orange City Council Chambers for the monthly meeting of the Committees of Correspondence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) introduced his long-awaited bill Wednesday that would give El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to Orange County at no cost to help local officials steer the county out of bankruptcy. Under the proposed bill, the Marine base effectively would become a huge financial asset for the cash-starved county, which could sell the property in parcels to help overcome a $1.7-billion loss in the county's investment pool. The value of the base has been estimated at $1 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1994 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that authorizes up to $28 million for Orange County transportation projects, including a massive parking structure the Walt Disney Co. says it needs if it decides to build the Disneyland Resort. The National Highway System Designation Act includes $15 million to construct on- and off-ramps to the San Diego Freeway and Costa Mesa Freeway connectors in Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
The county's Legislative Planning Commission voted Friday to seek state legislation that would allow a countywide vote on a half-cent sales tax to pay for a new courthouse and the controversial Gypsum Canyon jail. The sales tax, which could not be imposed without voter approval, is one of several financing mechanisms the county is considering to generate $700 million to build the facilities and $90 million a year to operate the jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD and MIMI KO CRUZ
The Board of Supervisors will decide today whether to support a controversial bill in Congress that would deny automatic citizenship to children born in the United States to parents who are not citizens. Supervisors Todd Spitzer and Jim Silva proposed a resolution of support, saying it would make Southern California less of a "magnet" for illegal immigrants and save the county more than $30 million a year in aid payments.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1995 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of deadline day in Sacramento for the Orange County bankruptcy plan, the county's chief executive met Thursday night with a crowd of residents looking for answers. Jan Mittermeier, interim chief executive officer, briefly outlined the county's recovery plans and took questions from the crowd of about 50 gathered at the Orange City Council Chambers for the monthly meeting of the Committees of Correspondence.
NEWS
September 6, 1995 | ERIC BAILEY and RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With the clock ticking on the legislative year, two key players in the effort to push through a bankruptcy recovery plan for Orange County are giving the proposal only even odds of passing muster with state lawmakers. Assembly Republican Leader Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) and state Sen. John R. Lewis (R-Orange) both said the recovery plan has only "a 50-50 chance" because of numerous political hurdles, turf fights and ongoing disputes in Orange County itself.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1995 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
County and city officials met Wednesday to resolve several crucial issues standing in the way of the cities' full support of the county's bankruptcy recovery plan, which was presented to Sacramento lawmakers earlier this week. Although none of the issues were resolved, participants in the meeting said significant progress was made during the discussions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1995 | GEBE MARTINEZ and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) introduced his long-awaited bill Wednesday that would give El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to Orange County at no cost to help local officials steer the county out of bankruptcy. Under the proposed bill, the Marine base effectively would become a huge financial asset for the cash-starved county, which could sell the property in parcels to help overcome a $1.7-billion loss in the county's investment pool. The value of the base has been estimated at $1 billion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1994 | FAYE FIORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation that authorizes up to $28 million for Orange County transportation projects, including a massive parking structure the Walt Disney Co. says it needs if it decides to build the Disneyland Resort. The National Highway System Designation Act includes $15 million to construct on- and off-ramps to the San Diego Freeway and Costa Mesa Freeway connectors in Costa Mesa.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1989 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, Times Staff Writer
After a relatively quiet 1988, Orange County's legislative agenda for the coming year looks more ambitious, with county officials intending to seek new state laws in the areas of real estate development, flood control, juvenile offenders and regional transportation planning. The county also will be seeking a budget boost for the Orangewood Children's Home and legislation giving police more power to arrest suspected wife-beaters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2000
Health care advocates plan to file 117,000 signatures today to put an initiative on the November ballot to let voters decide how Orange County should spend an estimated $763 million in national tobacco settlement funds over the next 25 years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1991 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a debate in which Orange County legislators took pot shots at each other, the Assembly on Thursday passed a controversial bill that would make it easier for the Board of Supervisors to condemn land for a proposed Gypsum Canyon jail. In the end, the Democrats broke up Orange County's family feud and did what they thought was right for one of California's most Republican counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 1989 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
The county's Legislative Planning Commission voted Friday to seek state legislation that would allow a countywide vote on a half-cent sales tax to pay for a new courthouse and the controversial Gypsum Canyon jail. The sales tax, which could not be imposed without voter approval, is one of several financing mechanisms the county is considering to generate $700 million to build the facilities and $90 million a year to operate the jail.
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