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3.2.23 Legislators respond to audit of Orange County Power Authority

Excerpted from the OC Breeze

The audit of OCPA’s internal business practices was conducted on an emergency request by Senators Umberg, Dave Min, and Josh Newman and Assemblymembers Tom Daly, Cottie Petrie-Norris, and Sharon Quirk-Silva – in July of last year over heightened concerns of corruption, Brown Act violations, and questionable electricity procurement practices.

3.1.23 Flood Watchers

Excerpted from the UCI News 

By Jim Washburn

California Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, whose 74th District includes beach cities Huntington, Newport and Laguna, as well as Irvine, says, ‘The paper shows just how urgent and immediate this threat can be. For a long time, when we talked about flood risks and sea level rise, people acted like it was 100 years away. The reality is that it’s here, it’s now, it’s urgent, and the state of California’s response needs to reflect that urgency.'

Fire and Forestry Spending Oversight Bill Introduced

AB 788 — Historic Investments Must Deliver Historic Results

SACRAMENTO — In order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used effectively toward reducing the main drivers of wildfires and improve the resilience of increasingly vulnerable communities, Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris has introduced Assembly Bill 788. As devastating wildfires have ravaged the Golden State, California has appropriated $2.7 billion* for wildfire and forest resilience.

2.27.23 Can California Solve Its OB/GYN Shortage?

Excerpted from the Medscape

By Kathleen Doheny

Three patients were waiting in a queue for their telemedicine visit. Four others were in exam rooms, waiting for their appointments. Another patient was on the phone, requesting a prescription renewal.