What’s up with my no vote on labor contract?

Tonight’s Union Democrat article on the county facing a big budget deficit may lead some to conclude that I am opposed to staff’s voluntary concessions to reduce their compensation in light of the economy and tight budget. Not so. I think it is a wonderful thing to see the folks in this county step up […]

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Despite troubles, reason to hope

Watching the news these days can be pretty depressing. The stock market is down, up, and down again.  Budget cuts, new laws, and programs are coming out of Washington, DC, and Sacramento faster than we can keep track – it’s enough to make us lose all hope. But  despite the grim outlook, we needn’t sit […]

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The beat goes on…

To endorse Teri for re-election, go to ENDORSE. To contribute, use our online form at CONTRIBUTE. The recent frenzied cadence of political drum-beating cannot have escaped your attention. California finally has a budget. A VERY controversial budget. Amid partisan and special interest outcry that oxen are being permanently crippled and worse, both the Senate and Assembly narrowly […]

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Mid-year budget, CA counties fight back

We’ve posted a couple of videos at http://www.TeriMurrison.com to give you a sense of what students, California counties, and the people we serve are facing as a result of the inability of the legislature to pass a budget. Tuolumne County is not in trouble  like a few of these counties (yet), but we anticipate negative impacts […]

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Pass Our Budget Act: what do you think?

It was only a matter of time. Folks are not amused. Please read the following proposed constitutional amendment below (source unknown) and take the RED poll below.

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Why increase PERS benefits for deputies?

If you read yesterday’s Union Democrat editorial, you’re likely scratching your head that I voted in favor of granting jail deputies and probation officers 3% at 50 PERS retirement benefits with the economy in shambles and the county budget headed for significant state and federal funding cuts.  My vote seems to go against many comments I’ve […]

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County furloughs

Good evening, I’ve heard from a lot of you who ask if the Board of Supervisors will be on furlough next week along with the rest of the non-public safety Tuolumne County employees. Unfortunately, the press release about the furloughs did not mention the Board’s participation. The answer is absolutely yes. The Tuolumne County Board of […]

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