Caltrans Reports on How it’s Doing its Job & Where it Needs to Improve

Caltrans Reports on How it’s Doing its Job & Where it Needs to Improve

Sacramento, CA…Caltrans today released the first issue of The Mile Marker: A Caltrans Performance Report, a straightforward accounting of how the department is performing as it improves and protects California’s transportation system. Is Caltrans efficiently managing its funding and resources? Are California’s highways and bridges getting safer? What is Caltrans doing to relieve traffic congestion, […]

Rural Counties Thank U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer for Extension of Federal PILT Funding

Rural Counties Thank U.S. Senators Feinstein and Boxer for Extension of Federal PILT Funding

Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) extends its thanks to U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer for passing the Farm Bill Conference Report (Farm Bill) in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Through the passage of the Farm Bill, federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) funding is now officially extended for FY […]

Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO. Gates Moves To Advisor Role.

Microsoft Board Names Satya Nadella as CEO.  Gates Moves To Advisor Role.

Redmond, WA….Microsoft Corp. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Nadella previously held the position of Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft […]

Transportation Agency Releases Caltrans External Review

Transportation Agency Releases Caltrans External Review

Sacramento, CA….The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) today released the external review of Caltrans it ordered last year—which has found that over the past decades the department has not kept pace with changes in transportation policy—and called for department reforms to modernize its mission, strengthen management and performance, and match investments and resources to the […]

Seahawks Crush Broncos for First Super Bowl Win

Seahawks Crush Broncos for First Super Bowl Win

East Rutherford, NJ…The Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned an interception of a Peyton Manning pass 69 yards for a touchdown late in the first half Sunday, and Percy Harvin returned the opening kickoff of the second half 87 yards for another […]

Weekly Address: Restoring Opportunity for All

Weekly Address: Restoring Opportunity for All

Washington, DC…In this week’s address, the President discussed the goals he laid out in the State of the Union address to expand opportunity for all so that every American can get ahead and have a shot at creating a better life for their kids. Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address The White House February […]

Smith & Wesson® Addresses California Microstamping Legislation

Smith & Wesson® Addresses California Microstamping Legislation

Springfield, MA…Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that although it continually seeks ways to refine and improve its firearms so that consumers have access to the best possible products, the State of California is making that impossible when it comes to California residents. Under California’s “Unsafe Handgun Act,” any new semi-automatic pistol introduced into that […]

Secretary of State Candidate Wants to Know: Are the Koch Brothers Talking to Chuck?

Secretary of State Candidate Wants to Know: Are the Koch Brothers Talking to Chuck?

Los Angeles, CA…Derek Cressman asked Charles and David Koch today to disclose whether Charles Schwab was attending their secret political fundraising meeting in Indian Wells, California.  Schwab was among the largest donors contributing to a dark money group that illegally funnelled $14 million into California elections in 2012 with the help of the Koch brothers’ […]