Governor Brown Says CalPERS Board Vote Strengthens System

Governor Brown Says CalPERS Board Vote Strengthens System

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement after the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Board voted 7-4 to immediately begin phasing in the increased costs of state employees living longer: “The Board today took important and responsible action to strengthen California’s pension system.” Today’s vote follows the Governor’s call for […]

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Two CHP Officers

Governor Brown Issues Statement on Deaths of Two CHP Officers

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the deaths of California Highway Patrol Officers Brian Law and Juan Gonzalez: “Anne and I extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families, friends and colleagues of Officers Law and Gonzalez as they mourn the tragic loss of these dedicated public servants. […]

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 […]

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 […]