October 31, 2017

Local/Regional Politics: Jim Boren | Fresno Bee executive editor announces retirement Fresno Bee Jim Boren, whose entire 48-year journalism career has been at The Fresno Bee, including the last five as executive editor and senior vice president, is retiring in January. City Council adopts big zoning changes for southwest Fresno Fresno Bee For generations, southwest […]


October 30, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ ​Local/Regional Politics: Fresno State ranked No. 3 nationally for ‘social mobility’ Fresno State News Imagine an America in which only the wealthy and elite could afford an education. How many powerful minds would go unnoticed? What would America’s future be like? Heated moment in Fresno Unified news conference Fresno Bee A Fresno […]


October 27, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Hiltzik: In Amazon HQ frenzy, Fresno offers the most innovative deal of all: nothing Los Angeles Times As was expected by everyone in the entire world, Amazon’s request for bids for a new headquarters location set off a feeding frenzy among municipal and state leaders all across North America. […]


October 26, 2017

Receive the Maddy Daily in your inbox every morning! To subscribe or unsubscribe, please send an email to Program Coordinator at mjeans@csufresno.edu TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Trump opposes massive California water project Fresno Bee The Trump administration pulled support Wednesday from Gov. Jerry Brown’s ambitious plan to build California’s biggest water project in decades, […]


October 25, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   New gas tax will pay for Highway 99 repairs, other Valley road work Fresno Bee There’s a new gasoline tax that drivers will see at fuel pumps starting Nov. 1, and state and local transportation officials already have big plans for catching up on much-needed road repairs in […]


October 24, 2017

 TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Reopening of Fulton Street paves the way for new downtown Fresno Fresno Bee Sitting on a bench along Fulton Street, Rod De La Rosa took in the altered streetscape while gesturing to crowded sidewalks. Then he smiled. “I love it already,” the Madera resident said. “I’ve always loved cities, just the […]


October 23, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Fresno’s Fulton Street is ready to reopen Fresno Bee Nineteen months of construction – accompanied by consternation, anxiety and, in recent weeks, anticipation – will come to a formal end on Saturday as Fresno celebrates the complete reopening of Fulton Street to automobile traffic for the first time […]


Mark Torres

Mark Torres Director of Business Development at Organizer Mark Torres interned in Fall 2008 at the Fresno office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein while enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration Program at CSU Fresno.  Upon completing his internship at Senator Feinstein’s office, Mark joined the staff of Rep. Jim Costa’s office in Fresno as […]


Jason Oh

Jason Oh Gregoire Fellow at the University of Washington School of Law pursuing his Juris Doctorate degree Jason Oh interned in the Summer of 2015 at the Sacramento office of Assemblymember Jim Patterson.  Upon completing his internship, Jason graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Agricultural Business and a minor in Philosophy, summa cum laude, from California […]


Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown Program Supervisor at California Olive Committee Elizabeth interned in the Fall of 2015 at the Fresno office of Congressman Jim Costa and in the Summer of 2016 at his office in Washington D.C. “The Maddy Institute provided me with an experience to last a lifetime. If it wasn’t for this opportunity I would […]