ACLU Comment on NSA Effort to Defeat Encryption Worldwide

ACLU Comment on NSA Effort to Defeat Encryption Worldwide

Washington, DC…In an effort to defeat encrypted communications worldwide, the National Security Agency has manipulated U.S. and global encryption standards; utilized supercomputers to break open encrypted communications and data; and has persuaded, and sometimes forced, technology and Internet service providers to give it access to protected data, according to reports published today in The Guardian […]

Weekly Address: Calling for Limited Military Action in Syria

Weekly Address: Calling for Limited Military Action in Syria

Washington, DC…President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address. Almost three weeks ago in Syria, more than 1,000 innocent people – including hundreds of children – were murdered in the worst chemical weapons attack of the 21st century. And the United States has presented a powerful case to the world that the Syrian government was responsible for this […]

Hospitals May Lose Tax Exempt Status Under “Affordable Care Act”

Hospitals May Lose Tax Exempt Status Under “Affordable Care Act”

Sacramento, CA…Jerome Horton, Chairman of the Board of Equalization, which oversees the welfare exemption for hospitals and other organizations, has announced that the Internal Revenue Service has issued temporary and proposed regulations for charitable hospital organizations on how to report any excise taxes for failing to meet the community health needs assessment requirements of the […]

The San Francisco Bay Bridge is Now Open

The San Francisco Bay Bridge is Now Open

San Francisco, CA…The New Bay Bridge is now open and traffic is flowing after being closed over the Labor Day Weekend. Caltrans sent out a notification earlier that it was to open between 9 and 10pm. We tried a couple of different locations on the bridge to see it traffic was flowing yet and it […]

CDCR Honors Employees at 29th Annual Medal of Valor Ceremony

CDCR Honors Employees at 29th Annual Medal of Valor Ceremony

Sacramento, CA…The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) honored 116 employees August 29th during the department’s annual Medal of Valor Ceremony. Employees were recognized for extraordinary bravery and conduct above and beyond the call of duty, often in life-saving incidents where public safety was at risk. “CDCR employees statewide are committed to protecting public […]

President Obama Discusses Labor Day in Weekly Address

President Obama Discusses Labor Day in Weekly Address

Washington, DC…President Barack Obama’s Weekly Address. The White House, August 31, 2013. Hi, everybody. This Labor Day weekend, as we gather with family and friends, we’ll also come together as a nation to honor some of our own – the working men and women of America who, across the generations, built this country up and […]

BOE Wins “Best of California 2013” Technology Award

Sacramento – The Board of Equalization earned a 2013 Best IT Collaboration Among Organizations Project Excellence Award from the Center for Digital Government for its role in creating a less costly, more efficient debt-collection program – the Financial Institution Record Match Project. The FIRM project is a collaborative effort between the Board of Equalization, Franchise […]

Treasury and IRS Announce That All Legal Same-Sex Marriages Will Be Recognized For Federal Tax Purposes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction […]

The President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

The President at the “Let Freedom Ring” Ceremony Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Washington, DC…THE PRESIDENT: To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans. Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a promise made at our founding: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all […]