Bi-Partisan Legislation Promises Direct Federal Aid for Smaller Counties

Bi-Partisan Legislation Promises Direct Federal Aid for Smaller Counties

Sacramento, CA…Last week, Representative Paul Cook (R-San Bernardino) introduced the Coronavirus County Relief and Stability Act (H.R. 7090), allowing every county to receive direct federal assistance amidst the coronavirus and reauthorizing the federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program for five years. Co-sponsored by Representative Salud O. Carbajal (D-Santa Barbara), Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-Butte), […]

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine

Washington, DC…Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revoked the emergency use authorization (EUA) that allowed for chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine sulfate donated to the Strategic National Stockpile to be used to treat certain hospitalized patients with COVID-19 when a clinical trial was unavailable, or participation in a clinical trial was not feasible. The agency determined […]

Governor Newsom on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination

Governor Newsom on U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protecting LGBTQ Workers from Discrimination

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement after today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States protecting LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace based on sexual orientation and gender identity: “Nobody should ever have to fear losing their job simply because of who they are or whom they love. Today’s Supreme […]

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

West Point, NY…Thank you, General, and hello cadets. On behalf of our entire nation, let me say congratulations to the incredible West Point Class of 2020. Congratulations. Everyone have a good time, enjoy yourselves, because we are here to celebrate your achievements, and great achievements they are. Let us also recognize your remarkable Superintendent, General […]

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Challenge to California Sanctuary Law

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Challenge to California Sanctuary Law

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today released a statement following news that the U.S. Supreme Court denied the federal government’s petition for review in United States v. California: “In California, we’ve seen the success that comes from building trust between law enforcement and our hard-working immigrant communities. The last thing we need to do is […]

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…I have had a gnawing fear the last year that social media with all its benefits of instant gratification and at least the appearance of connectedness has a potentially catastrophic flaw. It has the ability to inspire mob like behavior almost instantly. Everything looks simple in a gif or a meme. Snippets of entire […]

The Judicial Council of California Voted to End COVID-19 Bail Policies Effective June 20th

The Judicial Council of California Voted to End COVID-19 Bail Policies Effective June 20th

Sacramento, CA…The Judicial Council of California voted to end the COVID-19 emergency bail schedule, as California begins a phased re-opening and courts restore services shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Judicial Council voted 17-2 to rescind, effective June 20, the COVID-19 temporary bail schedule that set presumptive bail at $0 for people accused of […]

2.5 Million Jobs Returned in May, Unemployment Drops to 13.3 Percent!

2.5 Million Jobs Returned in May, Unemployment Drops to 13.3 Percent!

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 2.5 million in May, and the unemployment rate declined to 13.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and […]

2,123,000 Jobless Claims Last Week, Down 323,000 From Previous Week

2,123,000 Jobless Claims Last Week, Down 323,000 From Previous Week

Washington, DC…The COVID-19 virus continues to impact the number of initial claims and insured unemployment. This report includes information on claimants filing Pandemic Unemployment Assistance and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation claims. In the week ending May 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 2,123,000, a decrease of 323,000 from the previous week’s […]