Weekly Address: Recovering and Rebuilding After the Storm

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama thanked the brave first responders and National Guardsmen for their tireless work through one of the worst storms in our nation’s history, and reassured the millions of Americans affected by Sandy that our country will be there for them as we work towards recovery. The President and his […]

Weekly Address: Congress Should Keep America Moving Forward

Weekly Address: Congress Should Keep America Moving Forward

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama told the American people that as a nation we are moving forward four years after the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  While there’s more work to do, America’s businesses have added 5.2 million jobs over the past 31 months and the unemployment rate is at the […]

Governor Brown Urges Action to Reduce Gas Prices

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today directed the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to take emergency steps to increase the state’s gasoline supply and bring down fuel prices. The Governor directed the board to immediately allow oil refineries to make an early transition to winter-blend gasoline. Winter-blend gasoline typically isn’t sold until after October […]

George Runner: July Sales Tax Revenues Didn’t Plummet

SACRAMENTO – George Runner today reported that sales and use tax revenues received by the State Board of Equalization in July narrowly exceeded budget projections. “Contrary to what you may have heard, the sky is not falling in California—at least not as it pertains to sales tax revenue,” said Runner. “I’m pleased to report that […]

Initiative To Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley Qualifies for November in San Fran

San Francisco – Former California Department of Resources Secretary Huey Johnson joined with environmental leaders at San Francisco City Hall today to turn-in 15,800 petition signatures from San Francisco voters in order to qualify the Water Conservation and Yosemite Restoration Initiative for the November 2012 San Francisco ballot.  The Department of Elections now has 30 […]

Weekly Address: Pushing Congress to Create Jobs, Keep College in Reach for Middle Class

Weekly Address: Pushing Congress to Create Jobs, Keep College in Reach for Middle Class

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from Ohio about a bill signed on Friday that does two important things: it keeps thousands of construction workers on the job rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and it stops interest rates on federal loans from doubling this year for more than seven million […]

WEEKLY ADDRESS: An All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Fighting the Colorado Wildfires

WEEKLY ADDRESS: An All-Hands-On-Deck Approach to Fighting the Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Springs, CO…In this week’s address, President Obama spoke to the American people from Colorado, where he had just finished touring areas impacted by the devastating Waldo Canyon fire, meeting with first responders as well as families affected by the fires. The President thanked the brave firefighters and countless volunteers who are providing food, water, […]