President Obama Visits California and Announces Drought Response

President Obama Visits California and Announces Drought Response

Fresno, CA…As communities across California struggle with the impacts of one of the state’s worst droughts in over 100 years, President Obama is committed to ensuring that his Administration is doing everything it can help the farmers, ranchers, small businesses, and communities being impacted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of the Interior (DOI) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]