Senate Republicans Unveil Transportation Investment For CA

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SACRAMENTO–Senate Republicans held a roundtable discussion with members of the media to discuss their ideas on how to jumpstart the state investment in transportation infrastructure. Joining Senate Minority Leader Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) were Senate Republican Leader-elect Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) who unveiled a transportation infrastructure investment package that does […]

Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified

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WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the remains of a U.S. soldier, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Richard L. Wing, 19, of Toledo, Ohio, will be buried June 5, in Arlington National Cemetery, near Washington D.C. In […]

Two CA Men Arrested On Charges Of Conspiring To Provide Support To ISIL

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WASHINGTON–Two California men, one of whom attempted to travel to the Middle East to allegedly join ISIL, have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the designated foreign terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). announced Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and Acting […]

CPUC Moves Forward With Case Against Shell Energy And Iberdrola Renewables

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today continued its fight to return to consumers more than $3 billion in overcharges made under energy contracts signed during the energy crisis with Shell Energy and Iberdrola Renewables. The CPUC, along with the California Attorney General, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Southern California Edison today […]

Soldier Missing From Korean War Identified

WASHINGTON–The Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said today that the remains of a U.S. soldier, missing from the Korean War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Army Cpl. Francis D. Knobel of La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be buried May 21, in Arlington National Cemetery. […]

Duke Energy Subsidiaries Plead Guilty; Sentenced For Clean Water Act Crimes

WASHINGTON–Three subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Duke Energy Corporation, the largest utility in the United States, pleaded guilty to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at several of its North Carolina facilities and agreed to pay a $68 million criminal fine and spend $34 million on environmental projects and land conservation to benefit rivers […]

Assembly Approves Employee Rights For Professional Sports Cheerleaders

SACRAMENTO–The California Assembly today passed a bill that would protect cheerleaders of professional sports from workplace abuses by treating them as employees under California law. The California law was passed by the Assembly on a 52-21 vote. The bill moves forward to be considered by the California State Senate. AB 202 would explicitly require that professional […]

Board Of Equlization Vice Chair: New Contract With DMV Pumps The Brakes On Tax Overcharges

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SACRAMENTO–Car buyers should no longer be overcharged taxes after a discrepancy was discovered last year by Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner. Under a new contract with the Department of Motor Vehicles the BOE will now have more oversight of motor vehicle private party use tax collection. “Taxpayers should have confidence that their government […]

Gonzalez Bill to Improve Accountability of Local Development Gains Committee Approval‏

SACRAMENTO–A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to guarantee more oversight at local governments that rely on the planning, zoning or permitting expertise of non-profit organizations or private individuals was approved by the Assembly Committee on Local Government today on a 6-3 vote. The bill will be voted on by the full […]

CNN Announces Partnership With Reagan Foundation For GOP Presidential Debate

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SIMI VALLEY–The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation has teamed up with CNN to host its GOP presidential candidates debate in 2015. The debate will be held on September 16 at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi Valley, CA. “Over thirty five years ago, Ronnie announced his candidacy for higher office because he believed that the citizens […]