COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

Washington, DC… The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax […]

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Establishing Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Establishing Statewide Moratorium on Evictions

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an executive order banning the enforcement of eviction orders for renters affected by COVID-19 through May 31, 2020. The order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of rent and prohibits enforcement of evictions by law enforcement or courts. It also requires tenants to declare in writing, no more […]

Governor Newsom on Passage of Federal Supplemental Stimulus Bill

Governor Newsom on Passage of Federal Supplemental Stimulus Bill

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement on the federal supplemental stimulus bill passed today: “The stimulus bill passed today will provide critical support for California to fight COVID-19 and strengthen our hospitals and health care system. It means an additional $600 a week in Unemployment Insurance for the many Californians who have already […]

Forest Service Closes Developed Recreation Sites in California Until April 30

Forest Service Closes Developed Recreation Sites in California Until April 30

Vallejo, CA…USDA Forest Service appreciates the public’s interest in outdoor recreation, particularly in light of current events. The Pacific Southwest Region of the Forest Service, in response to the recent statewide shelter-in-place order issued by the Governor of California, is joining the cause to aggressively mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by closing developed recreation facilities […]

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Washington, DC…During the week ending March 21, the increase in initial claims are due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and […]

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

Governor Newsom Announces Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Governor Newsom Announces Financial Relief Package: 90-Day Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that financial institutions will provide major financial relief for millions of Californians suffering financially as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. “Millions of California families will be able to take a sigh of relief,” said Governor Newsom. “These new financial protections will provide relief to California families and serve […]

As Spring Storm Approaches Bringing Cooler Temperatures, PG&E Urges Customers to Safely Heat Homes & COVID-19 Crisis Will Not Affect PG&E’s Storm Response

As Spring Storm Approaches Bringing Cooler Temperatures,  PG&E Urges Customers to Safely Heat Homes & COVID-19 Crisis Will Not Affect PG&E’s Storm Response

San Francisco, CA…As another spring storm is expected to bring winter-like weather throughout much of PG&E’s service territory this week, PG&E is urging its customers and their families to stay safe and have a plan. The wet and cold weather system is forecast to return today, bringing cooler temperatures, rain, mountain snow and breezy winds […]

PG&E Reaches Plea Agreement on State Charges Related to 2018 Camp Fire; Reaffirms Commitment to Get Victims Paid Fairly and Quickly and Continue Butte County Rebuilding Effort

PG&E Reaches Plea Agreement on State Charges Related to 2018 Camp Fire; Reaffirms Commitment to Get Victims Paid Fairly and Quickly and Continue Butte County Rebuilding Effort

San Francisco, CA…Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced it has resolved all state charges related to the 2018 Camp Fire through a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney. Under that agreement, PG&E will plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire stemming from the […]