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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

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 (DEIR) for ACEforward. The full Notice of Availability (NOA) and the DEIR provide a full description of the project and can be viewed online at:

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 as an interim spending plan for Stanislaus County operations until a Final Budget for 2017-2018 is adopted in mid-September.

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 candidates from underrepresented communities.

May 31, 2017 | | Government

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

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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 ...

August 16, 2017 | | Government

Christianson Not Seeking Another Term As Sheriff


August 16, 2017 | | Government


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