08Jan

January 8, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​ Local/Regional Politics: Air District criticized for lack of public outreach Fresno Bee Critics say the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District does not do enough to alert the public about hazardous air quality levels such as those that recently gripped the region for weeks. See also: ·       Public outreach during bad air days criticized Modesto […]

05Jan

January 5, 2018

​ ​TOP POLI​TICAL STORIES ​​​​Local/Regional Politics:   Jeff Denham beat back a recall. Can he survive a blue wave, too? Sacramento Bee Eight primary challengers think this is the year to make a run at U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, and they’re drawing widespread enthusiasm from San Joaquin Valley Democrats for their campaigns.   California’s […]

04Jan

January 4, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Valley’s air pollution is at dangerous levels abc30.com Bad air is nothing new for the Central Valley, but right now it is extremely bad. The haze is made up of tiny particles, at levels five to six times higher than the level considered dangerous to health. It looks […]

03Jan

January 3, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   Valley’s air pollution is at dangerous levels ABC30 Bad air is nothing new for the Central Valley, but right now it is extremely bad. The haze is made up of tiny particles, at levels five to six times higher than the level considered dangerous to health. It looks […]

02Jan

January 2, 2018

TOP POLITICAL STORIES​​​​​​​   Local/Regional Politics:   U.S. eyes increased pumping from biggest federal water project ABC30 The Trump administration said Friday it will look at revving up water deliveries to farmers from California’s Central Valley Project.   Valley cities ready to capitalize on legalization of recreational Marijuana ABC30 Much of Coalinga’s history is tied […]

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, […]

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. […]

28Nov

Press Release: “Maddy Associates Luncheon with Democratic Candidate for Governor Delaine Eastin”

“Maddy Associates Luncheon with Democratic Candidate for Governor Delaine Eastin” Fresno, CA (November 28th, 2017) – On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, The Maddy Institute will be hosting Democratic Candidate for Governor Delaine Eastin. Business and Community leaders have been invited to attend this private event in Fresno, CA. Attending media must RSVP to: Maria Jeans – The […]