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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors decided Tuesday not to appeal last week's court ruling upholding Measure H, the initiative that earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars in national tobacco lawsuit settlement funds for health care. Supervisor Jim Silva provided the swing vote when he joined Tom Wilson and Todd Spitzer, who had said prior to Tuesday's closed session that they would argue against an appeal. Board Chairwoman Cynthia P. Coad and Chuck Smith voted to pursue an appeal.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a physician, J. Brennan Cassidy became accustomed to making tough life-and-death decisions during stints in Vietnam and Nicaragua. But the 58-year-old doctor has regretted his decision, or at least given second thoughts, about his involvement with Measure H, the initiative that resulted in a political battle between Cassidy and other health care leaders and county supervisors over how millions of dollars in tobacco settlement money should be spent.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for health care officials, a judge Wednesday refused to kill a ballot measure that would force Orange County to spend nearly $750 million from the national tobacco settlement on health care. "This is good news for us," said Dr. J. Brennan Cassidy, immediate past president of the Orange County Medical Assn. Supervisors placed the initiative, Measure H, on the Nov. 7 ballot after supporters gathered 115,000 signatures, far more than the 71,000 required.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After numerous delays, county supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved giving a Newport Beach physician $60,000 to pay his legal fees for successfully defending himself and the tobacco initiative from the county's court challenge. The decision ends a bitter campaign that pitted the three-member board majority against health care and community leaders over how tens of millions of dollars in tobacco settlement money would be spent. "I feel great," said Dr. J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a physician, J. Brennan Cassidy became accustomed to making tough life-and-death decisions during stints in Vietnam and Nicaragua. But the 58-year-old doctor has regretted his decision, or at least given second thoughts, about his involvement with Measure H, the initiative that resulted in a political battle between Cassidy and other health care leaders and county supervisors over how millions of dollars in tobacco settlement money should be spent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After numerous delays, county supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved giving a Newport Beach physician $60,000 to pay his legal fees for successfully defending himself and the tobacco initiative from the county's court challenge. The decision ends a bitter campaign that pitted the three-member board majority against health care and community leaders over how tens of millions of dollars in tobacco settlement money would be spent. "I feel great," said Dr. J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. has joined in the legal battle over Measure H, the bitterly fought initiative supported by 65% of the voters on Nov. 7 and over which Orange County has sued. The Jarvis group filed a friend-of-the-court brief Dec. 21 in Orange County Superior Court in support of Measure H, which mandates that most of $750 million in tobacco settlement funds the county will receive over the next quarter-century be spent on health care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County court commissioner Wednesday tentatively upheld Measure H, a voter-approved initiative mandating that tobacco settlement funds be spent on health care rather than debt reduction and jail beds. A majority of the county Board of Supervisors opposed the ballot measure and sued to overturn it. Commissioner Jane D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare courtroom appearance, state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer stood before an Orange County commissioner Tuesday to argue that county supervisors are abusing the law and thwarting the will of voters in their attempt to overturn a ballot measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 12, 2000 | Judy Silber, (714) 966-5988
Kaiser Permanente Orange County will host two public forums on Measure H, the health care initiative that would require Orange County to commit 80% or more of its national tobacco settlement share to health care programs. Kaiser Permanente advocates passing Measure H. The forums will be held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at 411 N. Lakeview Ave. Information: (714) 748-6380.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County supervisors decided Tuesday not to appeal last week's court ruling upholding Measure H, the initiative that earmarks hundreds of millions of dollars in national tobacco lawsuit settlement funds for health care. Supervisor Jim Silva provided the swing vote when he joined Tom Wilson and Todd Spitzer, who had said prior to Tuesday's closed session that they would argue against an appeal. Board Chairwoman Cynthia P. Coad and Chuck Smith voted to pursue an appeal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County court commissioner Wednesday tentatively upheld Measure H, a voter-approved initiative mandating that tobacco settlement funds be spent on health care rather than debt reduction and jail beds. A majority of the county Board of Supervisors opposed the ballot measure and sued to overturn it. Commissioner Jane D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2001 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a rare courtroom appearance, state Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer stood before an Orange County commissioner Tuesday to argue that county supervisors are abusing the law and thwarting the will of voters in their attempt to overturn a ballot measure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. has joined in the legal battle over Measure H, the bitterly fought initiative supported by 65% of the voters on Nov. 7 and over which Orange County has sued. The Jarvis group filed a friend-of-the-court brief Dec. 21 in Orange County Superior Court in support of Measure H, which mandates that most of $750 million in tobacco settlement funds the county will receive over the next quarter-century be spent on health care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a victory for health care officials, a judge Wednesday refused to kill a ballot measure that would force Orange County to spend nearly $750 million from the national tobacco settlement on health care. "This is good news for us," said Dr. J. Brennan Cassidy, immediate past president of the Orange County Medical Assn. Supervisors placed the initiative, Measure H, on the Nov. 7 ballot after supporters gathered 115,000 signatures, far more than the 71,000 required.
OPINION
December 29, 2002
Suddenly, the Board of Supervisors is worried about the will of the people. A judge has warned the supervisors that a March ballot measure to adopt an Orange County charter might be unconstitutional. But the board is going ahead with plans to spend at least $200,000 preparing for a Jan. 28 election that might never happen. "Obviously, the voters want it to happen," outgoing Supervisor Cynthia P. Coad said of the election, "so we don't really have a choice." Funny.
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