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PROGRESSIVES SEE PROSECUTOR HOPES DASHED IN TUESDAY’S ELECTIONS

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 15, 2018 / comments

[PRpond]

One of the biggest questions in Tuesday’s election was whether a burgeoning social justice movement, bolstered by millions in outside spending, would usher in a wave of progressive district attorneys in California.

 

So far, it appears the answer is no.

Progressive hopes were dashed as sitting DA after sitting DA held onto the reins of power, despite accusations that they have been too cozy with law enforcement or that they stand in the way of much needed criminal justice reforms.

Thank you to all El Dorado County Voters from Michael Ranalli

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[PRpond]

Fiscal Year 2018-19 Recommended Budget for El Dorado County Released

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 07, 2018 / comments

[Don Ashton, Chief Administrative Office]

The total Recommended Budget for all Governmental Funds for FY 2018-19 is $605.4 million, which is $36.5 million (6.4%) more than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $568.9 million. 

Total General Fund appropriations are recommended at $290 million, which is $10 million (3.6%) more than the FY 2017-18 Recommended Budget of $280 million (submitted at this same time last year); and $4.4 million (1.5%) less than the FY 2017-18 Adopted Budget of $294.4 million approved by the Board in September of 2017. 

Trump Commutes Life Sentence for Alice Johnson After Meeting with Kim Kardashian

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 06, 2018 / comments

[Scott Kelnhofer ]

President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of a woman who has spent more than two decades behind bars, thanks in large part to the urging of Kim Kardashian West.

Alice Marie Johnson, 63 and a great grandmother, was serving a life sentence in Alabama and was not eligible for parole. She was convicted in 1996 for her role in a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring.

Pacific Legal Foundation To Speak at SOJ Meeting

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 03, 2018 / comments

[Terry Gherardi]

John Cameron, will be the guest speaker at the El Dorado County State of Jefferson (SOJ) meeting, on Tuesday, June 12, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, in Placerville. SOJ meetings are open to the public and admission is free.  Social Hour is from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, allowing time to visit with committee members and also featuring this month, Tuesday Taco Night, that includes rice & beans, beverages and desserts. The meeting, with speaker, begins at 6:30.

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