No Borders, No Country ~ By Congressman Tom McClintock

No Borders, No Country ~ By Congressman Tom McClintock

Roseville, CA…Before the lockdown left took a wrecking ball to our economy last year, we were enjoying one of the greatest expansions of economic opportunity in our lifetimes.  Unemployment was at its lowest rate in 50 years, the poverty rate was at its lowest in 60 years.  Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years.  The wage gap was narrowing for the […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on March 4th extending authorization for local governments to halt evictions for commercial renters impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through June 30, 2021.  The order also extends protections against price gouging for emergency supplies and medical supplies amid the ongoing emergency response to the pandemic. The text […]

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

379,000 Jobs Added in February with Leisure & Hospitality Leading the Way

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 379,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The labor market continued to reflect the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In February, most of the job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, with smaller […]

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

California Lawmakers Pass Budget Bill & Educators Disappointed with Administration’s Move to Relax Red Tier Standard; Safety Remains Concern

Sacramento, CA…California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement on the passage of Assembly Bill 86 by the California Legislature: “CTA’s priority is the safety of our students, their families, educators and school staff. We recognize the efforts of state lawmakers in designating vaccine supply for educators who have been in schools […]

President Biden in a Call to Congratulate the NASA JPL Perseverance Team on the Successful Mars Landing

President Biden in a Call to Congratulate the NASA JPL Perseverance Team on the Successful Mars Landing

Washington, DC…Via Teleconference, Roosevelt Room. 5:04 P.M. EST. DR. WATKINS: Mr. President? THE PRESIDENT: Yes. DR. WATKINS: This is Mike Watkins at JPL. THE PRESIDENT: Hey, Mike. How are ya? DR. WATKINS: I want to thank you so much. We are very well, especially after the — after February 18th. THE PRESIDENT: I tell you […]

Governor Newsom to Address Legislature, People of California in Evening State of the State Address Next Week

Governor Newsom to Address Legislature, People of California in Evening State of the State Address Next Week

Los Angeles, CA…Following a weeks-long tour of vaccination sites, public schools and small businesses around the state, Governor Gavin Newsom will deliver his third State of the State Address on Tuesday evening in a virtual presentation to the California Legislature from Los Angeles County. WHEN: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. LIVESTREAM: @CAgovernor Twitter page, California Governor Facebook page and […]

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup Recommends Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Confirms it is Safe and Effective

Sacramento, CA…The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup has completed its review of the federal process and concluded the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for use in the Western States. The Workgroup provided its confirmation to the Governors of California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington Tuesday evening, making the J&J vaccine the third COVID-19 vaccine supported for use in these states. Initial shipments of the vaccine were received this […]

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Majority of Small Businesses Not Requiring Employees Get Tested or Vaccinated

Washington, DC…Most of the nation’s small businesses do not require employees to get COVID-19 vaccines or tests to return to work, according to the first results of Phase 4 of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) released last week. SBPS was launched Feb. 15, to measure the effect of changing business conditions […]

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

President Joe Biden on the Passing of Vernon Jordan

Washington, DC… Vernon Jordan began life in one of the first public housing projects in America and ended life as a fixture in our country’s halls of power. Along the way, he became a foot soldier for civil rights, a trusted friend and counselor to presidents, and a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Vernon navigated […]

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

President Biden on the Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Washington, DC… 4:22 P.M. EST. THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, folks. The Vice President and I have some good news to report, and I’d like to make two key announcements today related to our COVID-19 vaccination effort. As you know, a few days ago, after a rigorous opening — open and objective scientific review process, the […]

Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today for Mid-Year Budget Adjustments

Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today for Mid-Year Budget Adjustments

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras Board of Supervisors are Back in Action Today for Mid-Year Budget Adjustments. The full agenda is below… Board of Supervisors Special Meeting 3/2/2021 9:00 AM Board of Supervisors Chambers 891 Mountain Ranch Road   San Andreas, CA 95249 Downloads:  Agenda  Agenda Packet Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Regular Agenda 1. 1. […]

Public Comment Sought on Utica and UPUD’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public Comment Sought on Utica and UPUD’s Hazard Mitigation Plan

Angels Camp, CA…A joint release from UPUD and Utica.  The Union Public Utility District (UPUD) and Utica Water and Power Authority (Utica) have completed a draft Multi-Jurisdictional Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (MJHMP), and the agencies are inviting the public to review and comment on the plan. The public comment period begins Monday March 1, 2021, […]

On the Record with Governor Gavin Newsom: A Shot in the Arm Against COVID-19 ~ By Governor Gavin Newsom

On the Record with Governor Gavin Newsom: A Shot in the Arm Against COVID-19 ~ By Governor Gavin Newsom

Sacramento, CA…After one of the most challenging years of our lives, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel—the COVID-19 vaccines are here, and my administration is working to ensure that no community is left behind.  The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They are our best hope to end the pandemic. Getting a […]

Governor Newsom, Pro Tem Atkins and Speaker Rendon Highlight New $6.6 Billion Package to Reopen Schools and Deepen Student Supports

Governor Newsom, Pro Tem Atkins and Speaker Rendon Highlight New $6.6 Billion Package to Reopen Schools and Deepen Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today highlighted an agreement on a $6.6 billion budget package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. “Since the height of […]

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized by U.S. FDA For Emergency Use – First Single-Shot Vaccine in Fight Against Global Pandemic

New Brunswick, NJ… Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) (the Company) yesterday announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. This decision was […]

Traffic Alert Delay Expected State Route 26 from Holmquist Lane to Quail Oaks Road

Traffic Alert Delay Expected State Route 26 from Holmquist Lane to Quail Oaks Road

Calaveras County, CA… The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will perform utility work on State Route 26 (SR-26) in Valley Springs. Work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, on SR-26 between Holmquist Lane and Quali Oaks Road. Crews will conduct one-way traffic control. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays. Alternate […]

Governor Newsom on House’s Passage of COVID Relief Plan

Governor Newsom on House’s Passage of COVID Relief Plan

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom issued the below statement today following the House’s passage of the American Rescue Plan: “I applaud President Biden and Speaker Pelosi on the passage of the American Rescue Plan – $1.9 trillion in nationwide relief that’s essential for Californians hardest hit by the pandemic, and a measure that complements the […]

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