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Bill Aims To Improve Delivery Of Vet Benefits

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham's (R-Turlock) bill, the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, on Tuesday passed in the House of Representatives and now advances to the Senate for further consideration. Rep. Denham introduced H.R. 1725 with Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) earlier this year.

May 24, 2017 | | Government

Proposals Sought By City For Cannabis Pilot Program

The City of Oakdale is seeking proposals from qualified cannabis operators to be considered for participation in the Oakdale Cannabis Pilot Program.

May 24, 2017 | | Government

Memorial Ceremonies Honor Fallen Officers

Law enforcement officers from across California converged at the State Capitol on Monday, May 8 to honor officers who made "the ultimate sacrifice" in the line of duty. Senator Cathleen Galgiani, whose Fifth Senate District includes portions of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, served as the legislative sponsor of this year's event that included the recognition of 15 officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

May 17, 2017 | | Government

Congressional Mobile Hours Scheduled May 5 In Oakdale

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

May 03, 2017 | | Government

OID Recall Target, Proponent Share Views On Election

The pending recall election for OID board member Linda Santos is coming up on Tuesday, April 25. In advance of the election, The Leader recently posed questions to both Santos and the main proponent behind the recall effort, Deanne Dalrymple. Following is a 'Q&A' with each woman, getting their take on some of the issues that prompted the recall election.

April 19, 2017 | | Government

Chief Search Update Due

A regular meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board is scheduled for Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and the session is expected to include an update on the search for a new fire chief.

April 12, 2017 | | Government

Firefighter Pre-Apprenticeship Program Passes Committee Vote

Assemblyman Heath Flora recently announced his Firefighter Pre-Apprenticeship Program bill, Assembly Bill 579, was passed unanimously out of Governmental Organization Committee. The bill's next stop is Labor and Employment Committee before heading to Appropriations and then finally a full vote on the Assembly floor.

April 12, 2017 | | Government

Denham’s Office Announces Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the opening of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition will feature an official winner, selected by a panel of local judges, and a "Valley Vote" winner, chosen by an online voting competition open to the public.

April 05, 2017 | | Government

Disaster Loans Being Made Available To Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties and a neighboring Nevada county are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Oct. 1, 2016, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center - West.

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Benefits Delivery Act Seeks To Cut Red Tape For Vets

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has re-introduced the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, a bill that cuts through red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and seeks to reduce the benefit-claims backlog. The legislation was introduced with fellow co-chairman of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Berryhill Promotes Passage Of Construction Cost Bill

A bill authored by state Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, to ease construction costs for disabled veterans cleared a major legislative hurdle on Tuesday, as the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee advanced the measure unanimously.

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 22, 2017 | | Government

OID Director Boundaries May See Adjustments

A proposal to adjust the boundaries of the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors' Divisions will be reviewed next week.

March 15, 2017 | | Government

County Schedules Several ADA Evaluation Meetings

In order to provide accessibility for all residents and visitors, Stanislaus County is preparing its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self- Evaluation and Transition Plan.

March 08, 2017 | | Government


March 08, 2017 | | Government

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 07, 2017 | | Government

Comments Sought Regarding Proposed ACE Expansion

The San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), acting as lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report ...

June 07, 2017 | | Government

County’s Proposed Spending Plan Tops Out Over $1.18B

The Stanislaus County Chief Executive Office has released the County's Recommended Proposed Budget for the 2017-2018 Budget Year. The Recommended Proposed Budget will serve ...

June 07, 2017 | | Government

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Bill Passed By Assembly

Assemblyman Heath Flora (R-Ripon) on Tuesday announced passage of his bill AB 579 which will create a firefighter pre-apprenticeship pilot program that aims to recruit ...

May 31, 2017 | | Government


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