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Requested Probe of Trustee Payne Falls One Vote Short

The State Center Community College District board decided — for the second time this year — not to investigate trustee Eric Payne over allegations of misconduct. Payne was accused of misuse of a rental car paid for by the district and failing to show up on ...
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Campaign Watchdog Hits Payne With $54K in Fines

The state agency in charge of enforcing campaign finance law gave State Center trustee Eric Payne a break on Thursday. Facing 21 counts for various infractions, including failures to file paperwork in a time...
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State Watchdog Drops Hammer on Fresno-Area Politicians

The state agency in charge of campaign finance enforcement has detailed its case to justify $66,000 in fines against community college board trustee Eric Payne. Payne, a two-term trustee of the State Center Community College District, faces 21 counts rangin...

State Center Trustees Decline to Investigate Payne, Kahn

Tensions simmered at the State Center trustee meeting Tuesday (Jan. 8), but did not boil over like the last time the group met. The board voted 4-3 against forming a special committee to look into ethical misconduct allegations levied mainly at trustee Eric...