Posted by Michael Doyle on July 31, 2014
California Democrats on Thursday opened up the taps on another bill designed to aid drought-stricken Western states. Its future is uncertain.
Introduced in both the House and Senate, the "W21: Water in the 21st Century" package includes an assortment of grants, loan guarantees, research aid and planning guidance. The money includes $150 million for regional water management, reclamation, and recycling projects grants, $9 million a year for water research and hundreds of millions of dollars for the EPA's "WaterSense" conservation program.
"Anyone who knows California knows that we have forever fought about water and it's time to change the story," Sen. Barbara Boxer said in a statement.
Posted by John Ellis on July 30, 2014
You know the election season is just about ready to kick into gear when the challenger in a political race calls on the incumbent to debate.
Posted by John Ellis on July 29, 2014
If Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin hopes to be the state’s next controller, almost everyone agrees, she’s going to need lots of support from independents and Democrats.
Posted by John Ellis on July 24, 2014
House Republicans on Thursday cleared the way for a full House vote to move forward on a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, saying he has failed to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Posted by John Ellis on July 23, 2014
President Barack Obama stopped in the Bay Area Wednesday for a luncheon fundraiser at the Tudor-style mansion of real estate tycoon George Marcus.
Posted by Hannah Furfaro on July 23, 2014
The man looking to unseat state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is touring the central San Joaquin Valley on Thursday and Friday to pitch his plans to voters and meet with local education leaders.
Posted by John Ellis on July 22, 2014
During a recent Fresno visit, state Senate president pro tem-elect Kevin de León listed some reasons that his fellow senator, Hanford Republican Andy Vidak, shouldn’t be reelected.