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 […]

Caltrans Activates Signs to Urge Drivers to Save Water

Caltrans Activates Signs to Urge Drivers to Save Water

Sacramento, CA…In response to the state’s severe drought, Caltrans is launching a statewide educational campaign on the state’s highways, urging all Californians to conserve water. Beginning today, California’s more than 700 electronic highway signs will display the following water conservation message:   SERIOUS DROUGHT HELP SAVE WATER “Caltrans has already taken action to sharply restrict […]

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 […]

Three Olympics – Four Medals for Mancuso

Three Olympics – Four Medals for Mancuso

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 10) – Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) produced a true champion performance Monday, becoming the first American skier in history to win a medal in three straight Olympic Winter Games with her bronze in a tricky super combined event at the Rosa Khutor alpine center. Mancuso skied into the lead in […]

South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson Golden in Sochi

South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson Golden in Sochi

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 9) – Jamie Anderson (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Her smooth style during her final run secured her the gold with a score of 95.25, putting her on top of […]

Kotsenburg Earns First U.S. Gold

Kotsenburg Earns First U.S. Gold

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 8) – Sage Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) earned the first-ever gold medal in slopestyle snowboarding’s Olympic debut Saturday while also claiming the first gold for the USA at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. Primetime coverage of the slopestyle snowboarding final airs on NBC at 8:00 p.m EST Saturday and can […]

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 […]