Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Progressive Women’s Committee – Thurs Sept 5

The Progressive Women's Committee will meet on Thursday, September 5, 2013 11:30 a.m. at Thomi's Banquet Room in Jackson.

The speaker for September will be Ann Platt CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital.
The topic will be the Affordable Health Care Law.
Because of the general interest of this program, 
this will be an Open Meeting and all interested persons are welcome to attend, 
but reservations are required.

Please respond to Sally at  no later than Tuesday, September 3rd  (sooner if possible)

The buffet luncheon is $15.00 which includes an entree, salad, vegetarian offering
various drinks, coffee, tea, dessert, tax and tip.
Pay at the door - cash (the exact amount is appreciated) or personal check only.

Note and this is important:
If you make a reservation and cannot attend,
please call me at 267-0177 to cancel, 
by Wednesday, September 4th at noon.
If you do not show up and have not cancelled
You may be billed for the luncheon. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Article from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Sue and Settle Report

An interesting report from the U.S. chamber of Commerce:

This report dovetails in with the abuses of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) by litigious litigants who have and are continuing to abuse the EAJA…with taxpayers footing the ensuing bill.
This ongoing filing of multiple lawsuits under EAJA has disrupted the activity of the U.S. Forest Service to such an extent as to cause gridlock in the management of our National Forests,  part of the collateral damage coming from this gridlock is the continuing occurrence of huge catastrophic fires in our National Forests, not to mention the huge economic hit to rural areas
I believe the (EAJA) was legislated with good intentions, it has just been severely abused and needs major modifications, especially under the recovery of "costs".
 I would like to see Congress step up to the plate and address the issues brought out in this report and the ongoing issue with EAJA lawsuits.

Brian Oneto
Supervisor, District 5