20Dec

December 20, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Tax bill – How California Central Valley voted Fresno Bee Probably not surprisingly, two Valley congressmen took opposite stands on the tax-reform bill passed by the Republican-led House on Tuesday.   Fresno businesses react to tax bill Fresno Bee The long-anticipated passage of the GOP tax bill by Congress, now […]

19Dec

December 19, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Don’t force us to pay for Delta tunnels, Valley farmers say Sacramento Bee Already short of funding, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Delta tunnels project is being challenged in court by a bloc of San Joaquin Valley farmers insisting they shouldn’t be forced to help foot the $17.1 billion price tag.   […]

18Dec

December 18, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Report calls for dramatic changes, worth $12.75 million in savings, at Kern County Fire Department Bakersfield.com Kern County has released an independent report that details more than $12.75 million in savings that could be achieved by changing the way the Kern County Fire Department pays firefighters, buys vehicles, […]

15Dec

December 15, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Fresno starts process to change laws for medical marijuana The Fresno Bee Medical marijuana dispensaries and other portions of the medicinal cannabis supply chain could be legal in Fresno as the result of a unanimous vote Thursday by the City Council. Modesto leaders ban pot dispensaries downtown. Marijuana emporium proposed […]

14Dec

December 14, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Kern County: Geography of Inequity and Opportunities for Action UC Davis Center for Regional Change Kern County: Geography of Inequity and Opportunities for Action was commissioned bySierra Health Foundation on behalf of the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, with funding from The California Endowment, and prepared by the UC Davis Center for Regional Change. […]

13Dec

December 13, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Kern County: Geography of Inequity and Opportunities for Action UC Davis Center for Regional Change Kern County: Geography of Inequity and Opportunities for Action was commissioned bySierra Health Foundation on behalf of the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, with funding from The California Endowment, and prepared by the UC Davis Center for […]

12Dec

December 12, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: DEADLINE EXTENDED  – Qualify for a scholarship of up to $6,000 Maddy Institute Legislative Intern Scholar Program Deadline extended to December 18th, 2017. PAID Legislative Scholar-Internsare placed on assignment in regional government offices, as well as in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. Examples of placements include: U.S. Senate and Congressional offices (Capitol and district offices), California […]

08Dec

December 8, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Downtown hotel project in Fresno Fresno Bee A $645,000 deal to sell a plot of land in the midst of the Fresno Convention Center complex for a potential downtown hotel was unanimously approved Thursday by the Fresno City Council. The sale involves a 0.74-acre parcel at the corner of Inyo and M […]

06Dec

December 6, 2017

TOP POLITICAL STORIES ​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Former mayor of Sanger may be in trouble for possible conflict of interest on some of his votes abc30 Joshua Mitchell insisted his resignation in June 2015 had nothing to do with investigations by the District Attorney’s Office and the state Fair Political Practices Commission, the FPPC. Mitchell told […]