Highway Trust Fund & Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Hearing

Highway Trust Fund & Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax Hearing

Sacramento, CA…On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on the, “Long-term Solvency of the Highway Trust Fund: Lessons Learned from the Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives Program and Other User-based Revenue Solutions, and How Funding Uncertainty Affects the Highway Programs.”  The hearing largely focused on the failures of the […]

CPUC Approves Frontier Communications Corporate Restructuring

CPUC Approves Frontier Communications Corporate Restructuring

Sacramento, CA…On April 15, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved Frontier Communications corporate restructuring to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy, first initiated almost one year ago. Frontier is one of the two largest Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILEC) in California, offering phone, video, and/or broadband service in 44 counties. The CPUC adopted various conditions […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Supporting Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Supporting Workers Displaced by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he has signed legislation to create a statewide policy for the rehiring of workers laid-off by the pandemic, bolstering the state’s efforts to ensure an equitable recovery from the pandemic. SB 93 requires employers in the hospitality and business services industries, including hotels, airports and large event centers, to […]

California Unemployment Rate Decreases to 8.3% in March

California Unemployment Rate Decreases to 8.3% in March

Sacramento, CA…California’s unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percentage points to 8.3 percent in March as the state’s employers gained 119,600 jobs1, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. This comes after February’s upwards-revised (+15,100 jobs) month-over gain of 156,100 jobs, which alone was more than the 155,400 jobs […]

Governor Newsom on March Jobs Report

Governor Newsom on March Jobs Report

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom released the following statement on the March jobs report which showed that California added 119,600 jobs in March and 156,100 jobs in February:  “California’s economic recovery depends on bringing back the businesses and jobs we’ve lost over the past year. That’s why today’s jobs report, which showed that California added 119,600 […]

Monterey County is Prepared For Meetings

Monterey County is Prepared For Meetings

Monterey, CA…Attributes including an abundance of facility options and room sizes, outdoor venue possibilities and accessibility by car put Monterey County, Calif., among the best destinations for safe meetings, according to a recent survey of meeting planners by Destination Analysts. The recognition follows forward-thinking moves over the past year by the local hospitality community to […]

California Home Prices Reach All-Time Highs in March, Nearly Two-Thirds Sell Above Asking Price!

California Home Prices Reach All-Time Highs in March, Nearly Two-Thirds Sell Above Asking Price!

Los Angeles, CA…Fierce competition drove California’s median home price to reach a new record high in March, while the state’s housing market continued its momentum with sales remaining solid heading into the spring homebuying season, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said on April 16th. Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate […]

PG&E Appoints Industry Expert Wade Smith to Lead Electric Operations

PG&E Appoints Industry Expert Wade Smith to Lead Electric Operations

San Francisco, CA…Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the appointment of Wade Smith as Senior Vice President, Electric Operations. Mr. Smith begins on May 3, 2021 and will report to Adam Wright, PG&E’s Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Operating Officer, who joined the company earlier this year. “Wade brings the ideal skillset […]

Congressman Panetta Introduces Legislation to Incentivize Independent Energy Microgrids

Congressman Panetta Introduces Legislation to Incentivize Independent Energy Microgrids

Carmel Valley, CA…Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act. The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids, which provide backup power, independent from the larger energy grid, during emergencies. As extreme weather events, such as wildfires, become increasingly […]

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