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Caroline Valdez, former aide to Rep. Loretta Sanchez, gets probation

September 25th, 2009 · 7 Comments

I have noticed an upswing in traffic with people searching for information about Caroline Valdez, the former aide to Representative Loretta Sanchez, who pleaded guilty to theft back in May. Well, the update is that Ms. Valdez, a 28 year old engaged mother and Arizona State dropout, has been sentenced today to three years probation […]

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Tags: Education · ethics · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Quote of the Day Courtesy of Rep. Loretta Sanchez

September 23rd, 2009 · 9 Comments

Last week, LatinoPoliticsBlog was in Washington, D.C., and while there, I heard an astute political observer say, “I sense that there isn’t a filter for what comes out of Loretta’s mouth.” Well, sure enough, that often seems to be the case, but I haven’t seen a blooper like the quote in Sunday’s New York Times […]

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Tags: ethics · Government Accountability · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Rep. Loretta Sanchez loves traveling on your dime

September 14th, 2009 · 8 Comments

Yesterday I was alerted to this article in the LA Times highlighting Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s traveling expenses. I do believe that Congress needs to reign in the overseas travel costs, especially in these tough times and start utilizing technology more to learn about issues like global warming, transportation, and anti-terrorism strategies. Does it take a […]

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Tags: ethics · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Sex Sells – My thoughts on Former Assemblymember Michael Duvall

September 11th, 2009 · 13 Comments

Back in May, I was up in Sacramento with an advocacy group that I participate with to address Assembly Bill 98, which would extend maternity benefits to private insurers. In many private insurance plans that women purchase on their own in the open market, basic maternity services are excluded or extremely expensive. One of the […]

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Tags: ethics · health care · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Update on Governor Richardson – Cleared of Criminal Wrongdoing

August 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who had to withdraw from the Secretary of Commerce cabinet position back in the beginning of the year due to a federal investigation, has now been cleared of criminal charges. If you remember, Richardson was involved in an investigation of pay-to-play in regards to donations from CDR Financial Products, which […]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Cuba · ethics

Shutting the Door on the Most Needy Students at UC Irvine

August 26th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Note: I wrote this blog piece yesterday about the closing of an educational program in my community before learning of the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy. I want to remind you that this piece is about a federal TRIO program, of which Sen. Kennedy was a supporter. From today’s Chronicle of Higher Education: “During the […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · diversity · Economics · Education · ethics · Government Accountability

The only Latina on the NRCC’s Target List: Rep. Loretta Sanchez

August 4th, 2009 · 9 Comments

The National Republican Congressional Committee released a list last week of the 70 seats it intends to target for next year’s midterm elections, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez is the only Latina on the list. This doesn’t surprise me since Rep. Sanchez “has sponsored 62 bills since Jan 7, 1997 of which 58 haven’t made it […]

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Tags: Congressman Joe Baca · ethics · GOP · health care · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez

Rosario Marin, Former Schwarzenegger cabinet member, Fined by State Ethics Commission

June 19th, 2009 · 11 Comments

I don’t have much more to add to this other than the former head of California’s State and Consumer Services Agency Rosario Marin, who resigned earlier this year has been fined $5,700 by the Fair Political Practices Commission for accepting over $70,000 in illegal speaking fees while in office. We blogged about her previous actions […]

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Tags: ethics · Government Accountability · Rosario Marin