Water Crisis Results From Years Of Inaction Says Farm Bureau

Water Crisis Results From Years Of Inaction Says Farm Bureau

Sacramento, CA….Today’s announcement by the federal Central Valley Project that it will deliver no water to most of its farm customers highlights the lack of investment California has made in new water supplies, according to the president of the California Farm Bureau Federation. CFBF President Paul Wenger said the state has failed to insulate itself […]

Reclamation Announces Initial 2014 Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocation

Reclamation Announces Initial 2014 Central Valley Project Water Supply Allocation

Sacramento, CA…The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the initial 2014 water supply allocation for Central Valley Project agricultural contractors, municipal and industrial contractors and federal refuges. The California Department of Water Resources reports that snowpack and precipitation in the Sierra Nevada are historically low and the snow-water content statewide stands at 29 percent of average […]

Colorado Plans for $99 Million In Marijuana Tax Revenues in FY 2014-15

Colorado Plans for $99 Million In Marijuana Tax Revenues in FY 2014-15

Denver, CO…Gov. John Hickenlooper today released a proposed spending plan for revenues collected as a result of Proposition AA, which voters approved last fall to establish excise and sales taxes on adult-use marijuana. The spending plan calls for $4.5 million in FY 2013-14 and $99 million in FY 2014-15.   “When the voters passed Amendment […]

South Lake Tahoe’s Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut

South Lake Tahoe’s Bowman Golden in Olympic Debut

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 20) – Maddie Bowman (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) became the first-ever women’s Olympic halfpipe skiing champion Thursday, taking gold in the sport’s debut at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Bowman boosted to the top spot with her first run, and then extended her lead in a second round that saw […]

PillCam® Coming To An Alimentary Canal Near You

PillCam® Coming To An Alimentary Canal Near You

Yoqneam, Israel…Given Imaging Ltd, (NASDAQ: GIVN), a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared PillCam COLON as a new modality to provide visualization of the colon. It may be used for detection of colon polyps in patients after an incomplete […]

News Release: Use Tax – What You Should Know Before Filing Your State Income Tax Return

News Release: Use Tax – What You Should Know Before Filing Your State Income Tax Return

Sacramento – The Board of Equalization reminds Californians preparing their 2013 state income tax returns to remember to pay their use tax. Taxpayers can pay use tax in a few seconds by using the convenient Use Tax Lookup Table included in California’s income tax return instructions. Paying use tax helps fund critical services in our […]

President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage

Washington, DC…Hi, everybody. In this year of action, I said I’d do everything in my power to expand opportunity for more Americans. And this week, I took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring federal contractors to pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. These are workers who serve […]

Comcast & Time Warner To Merge in $45 Billion Deal

Comcast & Time Warner To Merge in $45 Billion Deal

New York, NY….Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for Time Warner Cable to merge with Comcast. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Cable’s 284.9 million shares outstanding […]

President Obama on Raising Federal Contract Minimum Wage “Opportunity For All: Rewarding Hard Work”

President Obama on Raising Federal Contract Minimum Wage “Opportunity For All: Rewarding Hard Work”

Washington, DC…Today, continuing to fulfill his promise to make 2014 a year of action, the President will sign an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers. The Executive Order the President will sign today will benefit hundreds of thousands of people working under contracts with the federal government who […]

Chair Janet L. Yellen Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

Chair Janet L. Yellen Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress

Testimony Other Formats 45 KB PDF Washington, D.C….February 11, 2014….Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters and other members of the Committee, I am pleased to present the Federal Reserve’s semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress. In my remarks today, I will discuss the current economic situation and outlook before turning to monetary policy. I will […]