Increase In August Deficit For U.S. International Trade In Goods And Services

Increase In August Deficit For U.S. International Trade In Goods And Services

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $40.7 billion in August, up $1.2 billion from $39.5 billion in July, revised. August exports were $187.9 billion, $1.5 billion more than July exports. August imports were $228.6 billion, […]

Unemployment Insurance Claims In Decline Over Prior Week

Unemployment Insurance Claims In Decline Over Prior Week

Washington, DC…In the week ending October 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 249,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 253,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 256,000. This is the lowest level for this average […]

California Ranks As The #6 Least Tax Friendly State For Retirees

California Ranks As The #6 Least Tax Friendly State For Retirees

Washington, DC…Kiplinger has revealed its annual list of the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees. Kiplinger’s 2016 Retiree Tax Map reveals senior tax breaks across all 50 states, and compares taxes on income (including Social Security benefits, pensions and other forms of retirement income), property, everyday purchases and, ultimately, your estate. California ranks as […]

The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

Washington, DC…Our Secretary of State John Kerry released this statement yesterday- Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement ever negotiated. I was honored to represent the United States in those negotiations and to be in the conference hall as the text was […]

Caltrans Encourages Public To Share The Road, Arrive Alive

Caltrans Encourages Public To Share The Road, Arrive Alive

Eureka, CA…In this latest Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Myles Cochrane talks about Caltrans’ “Share the Road, Arrive Alive” public safety campaign, which encourages pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists to practice safe behaviors while traveling on or near California’s roadways. The campaign’s website, http://arrivealivenow.org, hosts public service announcement videos, radio spots, safety tips, and educational materials to […]

Senator Gaines Disappointed In Signing Of Senate Bill 1146

Senator Gaines Disappointed In Signing Of Senate Bill 1146

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s signing of Senate Bill 1146 (Lara), a bill that discriminates against all religious-based universities and infringes their ability to ensure faith-based practices are upheld on campus, undermining the concrete right of religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment. “We are heading […]

Senator Gaines Earns Perfect Score On Behalf Of Small Businesses

Senator Gaines Earns Perfect Score On Behalf Of Small Businesses

Sacramento, CA…Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) today announced that he has received a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Business/California (NFIB/CA) for their 2016 Legislative Voting Record. “The NFIB/CA has a 70 year history of advocating for small business owners, and as a small business owner myself and a legislator, I am honored […]

Office Of The Governor & California Museum Announce The 10th Class Of California Hall Of Fame Inductees

Office Of The Governor & California Museum Announce The 10th Class Of California Hall Of Fame Inductees

Sacramento, CA…Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, along with the California Museum, announced the 10th class of inductees to the California Hall of Fame today. The newest class of inspirational individuals will join 96 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation. The 10th class of California Hall of […]

Runner-sponsored Legislation Expanding Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Signed Into Law

Runner-sponsored Legislation Expanding Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption Signed Into Law

Sacramento, CA…Governor Brown has signed legislation (SB 1458) sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that expands eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to disabled military veterans who were discharged under “other than honorable conditions.” “We should do everything we can to honor veterans injured […]