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U.S. Agriculture Secretary Hears Valley Farmers

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to the forefront as United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former farmer and veterinarian, made his first appearance in the state at a forum hosted in Modesto on Sunday, Nov. 5.

November 08, 2017 | By ERIC ESCALANTE Special To The Leader | Government


November Mobile Hours Offered

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for the month of November 2017, where 10th district residents can get help with specific casework or ask questions.

November 01, 2017 | | Government


County’s Deputy Officer Focusing On Prevention

Ruben Imperial has been appointed to fill the position of Deputy Executive Officer with the Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office. His work will center on providing leadership and direction in the alignment of the County with Focus on Prevention, a regional initiative with the aim to improve the quality of life for all Stanislaus residents and families through coordinated prevention efforts working across multiple sectors.

October 25, 2017 | | Government


Denham Due In Oakdale

Mobile District Office (MDO) hours for October, 2017 have been announced by Congressman Jeff Denham, where 10th district residents can get help with specific casework or ask questions. The MDOs are hosted by staff and, when possible, by Rep. Denham. Staff members are available to assist 10th district residents with casework on matters including Medicare, Veteran's Affairs, Social Security, the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies.

October 04, 2017 | | Government


New ‘Thank-A-Vet Thursday’ Video Recently Released

On Thursday, Sept. 14, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) released his fifth Thank-a-Vet Thursday (TVT) video, honoring Retired U.S. Army Specialist Jack Griffith. Shared on Rep. Denham's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, the video is an excerpt of an interview conducted by Wounded Warrior Fellow Peter Butler as part of Rep. Denham's ongoing efforts with the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

September 20, 2017 | | Government


Stanislaus County Releases Final Budget For Fiscal Year

Stanislaus County officials are releasing their Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Recommended Final Budget for consideration as the final spending plan for the current fiscal year. A Public Hearing to adopt the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Recommended Final Budget has been scheduled at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19. The hearing will take place at 1010 10th St., Modesto, in the basement Board Chambers.

September 13, 2017 | | Government


Veterans Bill Moves On

Lawmakers this past week approved a bill by Sen. Tom Berryhill of Modesto, which would give much-needed assistance to disabled veterans in California.

September 06, 2017 | | Government


Denham Reaffirms Support For DACA Program

Congressman Jeff Denham (CA-10) on Tuesday joined Central Valley Dreamer Tomas Evangelista to reaffirm his support for Dreamers and the DACA program, and called on his colleagues in Congress on both sides of the aisle to join together to pass legislation to protect Dreamers facing the imminent threat of a DACA repeal.

August 30, 2017 | | Government


CAL FIRE Forest Health Grants Reduce Greenhouse Gases

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) on Tuesday announced that the department will award over $21 million in grants to local groups across California that will help the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon.

August 16, 2017 | | Government


Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff

By SABRA STAFFORD

August 16, 2017 | | Government


State Transportation Projects Receive Funding Approval

Continuing the push to rebuild and maintain California's infrastructure, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) has allocated nearly $593 million to 124 transportation projects that will alleviate traffic delays, repair aging roads and bridges and encourage bicycling and walking.

July 12, 2017 | | Government


New Commercial Driver’s License Requirements

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind commercial driver license (CDL) customers that new requirements and updated acceptable documents became effective earlier this year.

July 05, 2017 | | Government


Denham Introduces New Bill On Medicaid Reimbursement

U.S. Representatives Jeff Denham (CA-10) and David Valadao (CA-21) on Tuesday introduced H.R. 2779, the "Assessing Critical Care Efforts to Strengthen Services Act" (ACCESS Act), a bill to field-test the best Medicaid reimbursement strategies, with the goal of incentivizing more physicians to operate in areas with a high population of Medicaid enrollees, like California's Central Valley.

June 07, 2017 | | Government


Registrar Of Voters Seeks Poll Workers

Registrar of Voters, Lee Lundrigan invites volunteers 18 or older who are registered California voters to become part of the election process by serving as Poll Workers on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Bilingual Poll Workers are also needed.

June 07, 2017 | | Government


Galgiani Bill Focuses On Citrus Disease Funds

Recently signed into law by Governor Brown, SB 243 is a bill by Senator Cathleen Galgiani that increases the funds available to the California Department of Food and Agriculture to fight the deadly citrus disease, Huanglongbing (HLB), and to stop the invasive pest, Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), from spreading throughout the state.

June 07, 2017 | | Government


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U.S Forest Service, CAL FIRE Address Forest Health

U.S. Forest Service officials this week announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total ...

December 13, 2017 | | Government


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