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Executive Order S09-08-which on 8/1 called for state employees to be paid minimum wage until a new state budget is adopted and which also eliminated 22,000 non-full-time state employees-195 Santa Barbara County residents are facing diminished paychecks. Assemblymember Pedro Nava, who is also chair of the Assembly Banking & Finance Committee, called Schwarzenegger’s move “wrongheaded.” The move will not, however, affect wages for employees of the University of California, including UCSB. (/arnoldbigidea)

Third District Supervisor candidate Doreen Farr has pulled in more money than fellow candidate Steve Pappas, according to campaign contribution statements. Farr, who has raised $373,810 and currently has $18,105, counts the Service Employees International Union and the Government Committee of Santa Barbara County among her largest supporters. Pappas has raised $75,150 and has $680 on hand, with Anne V. Crawford-Hall Enterprises and veterinarian Doug Herthel among his most generous contributors. (/3rddistrictcash)

State Assemblymember Pedro Nava raised just over $165,000 as of the 7/1 deadline for reporting campaign contributions. His Republican rival, Greg Gandrud-a former Carpinteria councilmember and the head of the Republican Central Committee-had raised only $1,767. Should Nava be reelected, he cannot run again under the state’s term-limits law. (/navagandrud)

Republican candidate Tony Strickland has raised $1.1 million in his race against Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson for the 19th Senate District, which stretches from Lompoc to Santa Clarita. Jackson has raised $350,000. The Republican Party has declared the retention of the 19th District seat, long occupied by conservative Tom McClintock, the utmost priority and poured $665,000 into Strickland’s campaign. Democrats have been less urgently forthcoming, but Jackson picked up donations from actors Ted Danson, Malcolm McDowell, and TV producer Steve Bochco. (/stricklandjackson)

In the run-off election for Superior Court judge, John McKinnon has raised and spent more than rival Jed Beebe. McKinnon-the top vote-getter in the June primary-reported raising $64,000 by the 7/1 deadline and spending $67,000. Thus far, his biggest contributor is his mother, Evelyn McKinnon, who loaned her son’s campaign $52,000. Beebe, who enjoys support from many area judges, reported raising $21,000 and spending $16,000. Beebe loaned his campaign nearly $6,000. (/mckinnonbeebe)

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