Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information That Possibly Lead to Deaths of Field Agents

Former CIA Officer Arrested for Retaining Classified Information That Possibly Lead to Deaths of Field Agents

Washington, DC…Jerry Chun Shing Lee, aka Zhen Cheng Li, 53, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, was arrested on charges of unlawful retention of national defense information. Dana J. Boente, Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security and U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Andrew W. Vale, Assistant Director in Charge […]

Yosemite National Park To Remain Open During Government Shutdown ~ Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

Yosemite National Park To Remain Open During Government Shutdown ~ Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

Roseville, CA…The House yesterday passed a bill to continue to fund the government through February 16th to accommodate ongoing discussions over budget caps, immigration policy and other issues. If Senate Democrats use the Senate cloture rule to prevent the bill from being taken up, the government will shut down at midnight on January 19th. The […]

AG Becerra Held Joint Press Conference to Urge Students to Submit DACA Renewal Applications

AG Becerra Held Joint Press Conference to Urge Students to Submit DACA Renewal Applications

Sacramento, CA…AG Becerra Held Joint Press Conference to Urge Students to Submit DACA Renewal Applications. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, University of California President Janet Napolitano, California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley, and CSU Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Loren J. Blanchard held a press conference to discuss important steps students […]

President Trump Gives Remarks at H&K Equipment Company

President Trump Gives Remarks at H&K Equipment Company

Coraopolis, Pennsylvania….”What a great place. What a great place. I met the workers and the people that really do make America great. They’re incredible people. Thank you. And thank you for being here. (Applause.) You know, I’m very familiar with this setting, as you found out. This is something special and I am thrilled to […]

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action January 23rd

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action January 23rd

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action on January 23rd. The agenda is below… Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 1/23/2018 8:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet Call to Order Roll Call CLOSED SESSION AGENDA 1. Pursuant to Government Code Section […]

The Question Democrats Fear Most. ~ Op-Ed by Rep. Tom McClintock CA-04

The Question Democrats Fear Most. ~ Op-Ed by Rep. Tom McClintock  CA-04

Roseville, CA…As the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every American family is about to find out. According […]

High-Speed Rail Authority Names New CEO

High-Speed Rail Authority Names New CEO

Sacramento, CA…As the California High-Speed Rail Authority continues to move from the planning phase to full construction of the nation’s first high-speed rail system, the Board of Directors today announced that it has selected a new Chief Executive Officer, Brian P. Kelly, to lead the organization, effective February 1, 2018. “Brian Kelly is a proven […]

RCRC Installs 2018 Officers and Presents Rural Leadership Awards. TC Supervisor Hanvelt Installed as Vice Chair

RCRC Installs 2018 Officers and  Presents Rural Leadership Awards.  TC Supervisor Hanvelt Installed as Vice Chair

Sacramento, CA…The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) installed its 2018 Officers and presented its Rural Leadership Awards at their annual reception in Sacramento yesterday. Humboldt County Supervisor Rex Bohn was installed as Chair, Tuolumne County Supervisor Randy Hanvelt was installed as First Vice Chair, and Inyo County Supervisor Matt Kingsley was installed as Second […]

Chairman Pai Proposes $500 Million Boost for Rural Broadband

Chairman Pai Proposes $500 Million Boost for Rural Broadband

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on January 16 shared with his fellow commissioners an order to promote more high-speed broadband deployment in rural areas. If adopted, it would provide over $500 million in additional funding for cooperatives and small rural carriers. The order would also put in place strong new rules to prevent […]

Sen. Jeff Flake…Reflexive “Fake News” Claims Not Good For Democracy. Use Gives License to Authoritarian Leaders Suppressing Free Speech Abroad

Sen. Jeff Flake…Reflexive “Fake News” Claims Not Good For Democracy.  Use Gives License to Authoritarian Leaders Suppressing Free Speech Abroad

Washington, DC…U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today spoke on the Senate floor warning of the danger to democracy around the world posed by political leaders denying shared truths and reflexively dismissing facts as “fake news”: “2017 was a year which saw the truth – objective, empirical, evidence-based truth – more battered and abused than any […]

President Trump’s “Fake News” Awards

President Trump’s “Fake News” Awards

Washington, DC…President Trump has released his “Fake News” Awards…..”2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative. Below are the winners of the 2017 Fake News Awards. 1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman […]

Calaveras County Sand Bag Locations

Calaveras County Sand Bag Locations

San Andreas, CA…As the winter storms finally look to be on the horizon the Calaveras County Public Works Department sent in a reminder for residents of sand bag locations. San Andreas Yard 891 Mountain Ranch Road San Andreas, CA 95249 Jenny Lind Yard 11558 Milton Road Valley Springs, CA  95252 Arnold Yard – White Pines […]

Attorney General Becerra Sues FCC Over Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Attorney General Becerra Sues FCC Over Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Sacramento, CA…California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), challenging its attempt to repeal net neutrality rules. Net neutrality allows consumers to access online content without any interference by an internet service provider (ISP). Without these rules, ISPs may force websites to pay fees for faster internet speeds, […]

RCRC’S Rural Rundown of the Governor’s 2018-19 Budget

RCRC’S Rural Rundown of the Governor’s 2018-19 Budget

Sacramento, CA…On Wednesday, the Brown Administration released details of the Governor’s 2018-19 proposed Budget.  RCRC’s governmental affairs team reviewed the proposal, and developed The Rural Rundown, an in-depth look at the Governor’s 2018-19 proposed Budget, its implications for member counties, details of RCRC’s advocacy efforts on specific issue items and an insider perspective into the reasoning and […]

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action January 16th

Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are Back in Action January 16th

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors are back in action on January 16th for a regular board meeting. The agenda is below… Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting 1/16/2018 9:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet Call to Order Roll Call CLOSED SESSION AGENDA 1. […]

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