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. […]

News Release: Use Tax – What You Should Know Before Filing Your State Income Tax Return

News Release: Use Tax – What You Should Know Before Filing Your State Income Tax Return

Sacramento – The Board of Equalization reminds Californians preparing their 2013 state income tax returns to remember to pay their use tax. Taxpayers can pay use tax in a few seconds by using the convenient Use Tax Lookup Table included in California’s income tax return instructions. Paying use tax helps fund critical services in our […]

Silver and Bronze for Weibrecht and Miller in Super G

Silver and Bronze for Weibrecht and Miller in Super G

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 16) – In an historic and seemingly improbable finish, Andrew Weibrecht (Lake Placid, NY) took silver and Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) tied for bronze in the men’s Olympic super G at Rosa Khotur Sunday. After taking the lead out of the number 13 start, Miller watched in wonderment as teammate Weibrecht […]

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) […]

Comcast & Time Warner To Merge in $45 Billion Deal

Comcast & Time Warner To Merge in $45 Billion Deal

New York, NY….Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) and Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) today announced that their Boards of Directors have approved a definitive agreement for Time Warner Cable to merge with Comcast. The agreement is a friendly, stock-for-stock transaction in which Comcast will acquire 100 percent of Time Warner Cable’s 284.9 million shares outstanding […]

USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut

USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) earning silver and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) bronze. The new […]

Farrington Gold – Clark Bronze in Sochi Halfpipe

Farrington Gold – Clark Bronze in Sochi Halfpipe

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 12) – Team USA athlete Kaitlyn Farrington (Sun Valley, ID) earned the halfpipe snowboarding gold medal while teammate Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) took bronze Wednesday night during a fierce firefight in the Rosa Khutor halfpipe. Clark has now medaled in the last three out of four Olympic Winter Games and […]

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 […]