blacktop

- Advertisement -

Archive | CA Government News

California State Government News and Information

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Sends Letter to Congressional Leaders on Health Care Reform

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent the following letter to the Congressional leaders encouraging them to act on comprehensive health reform this year, while outlining specific concerns with the current health care reform legislation and reiterating the need to ensure that an unfair financial burden is not placed on states: October 27, […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

California’s Film & Television Incentive Program Records Early Success in Retaining Jobs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that 36 film and television productions are set to shoot during the last quarter of 2009 as a direct result of California’s recently launched film and TV production incentive. The Governor successfully proposed and pushed for the Film and Television Incentive as part of a package […]

CA Entertainment, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Calif. Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Appointments announced Oct. 23, by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger include: Alexander Calero, 33, of San Diego, has been appointed to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California. He has served as a member of the Board of Psychology since 2007 and as enforcement division staff counsel at the Department of Corporations since 2005. […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Nava to Introduce Oil Industry Fair Share Act – New Legislation will make Big Oil Pay for California Crude

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D – Santa Barbara) will be joined by seniors, school employees, healthcare providers, environmentalists and others to announce the introduction of the Oil Industry Fair Share Act at a Capitol news conference on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 11 a.m. in Room 1190 of the State Capitol. “California […]

CA Energy, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk
 
» Continue Reading

Nava Calls for Investigation of Department of Fish and Game Policy on Euthanizing Animals

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) sent a letter today to the Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee requesting the committee to hold an informational hearing or begin an investigation into the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) policy on euthanizing animals. Last week DFG wardens euthanized a bear […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Move Los Angeles Stadium Forward

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed Assembly Bill X3 81 by Assemblymember Isadore Hall (D-Compton) to speed up the construction of the long-awaited, environmentally-reviewed Los Angeles stadium complex. Specifically, this bill exempts activities associated with the development and operation of the stadium complex in the city of Industry from the California […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, City: Los Angeles, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $48 Million in Infrastructure Funds to Upper Yuba River Levee Improvement

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that his administration is expediting the implementation of $47.5 million in Proposition 1E funds to a critical levee improvement project on the Upper Yuba River. The funding is part of the Governor’s plan to rebuild California’s aging infrastructure while at the same time boosting the state’s […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Restore Funding to Calif.’s Domestic Violence Shelters

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed SBX3 13 by Senator Elaine Alquist (D-San Jose) to restore $16.3 million of state funding to support California domestic violence shelters. “I want to congratulate the many groups that put victims first and came together to find this creative solution that will keep domestic violence shelters […]

CA Government News, CA Health, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger and Gov. Osuna Millán Sign MOU to Increase Collaboration Between California and Baja California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Baja California Governor José Guadalupe Osuna Millán today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue to build upon their cooperative efforts on important issues in the California-Baja California border region. Specifically in the agreement, they commit both states to work together in the areas of economic […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Calif. Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Obama Administration Plan to Assist Housing Finance Agencies

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after the Obama Administration’s announced move to provide support to housing finance agencies across the nation. This action will help restart the housing market for low to moderate income first-time homebuyers, including in California, which has been among the hardest hit by the […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Calif. Recovery Task Force: 25 Percent of the 250,000 Education Jobs Saved or Created Nationwide are in California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the statement below after the White House released a Domestic Policy Council report documenting the impact of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) spending on education. According to the report, Recovery Act spending in the area of education has saved or created 250,000 jobs nation-wide. According […]

CA Education, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Highlights Calif. Public Safety Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Building on his commitment to keeping dangerous weapons off California’s streets and out of the hands of criminals and gang members, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today highlighted a bill he signed, AB 962 by Assemblymember Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). This bill would require vendors of handgun ammunition transfers and sales to […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Jail Time for Polluters Becomes Law – Nava’s Measure Sends Strong Message

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) and the California District Attorneys Association (CDAA) announced that Assembly Bill 305, which allows prosecutors to seek jail time for polluters, was signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Increased enforcement will provide prosecutors the tools to crack down on polluters who are not proactive in […]

CA Environment, CA Government News, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk
 
» Continue Reading

Dogfighting Prevention Measure Signed by Governor – Nava Bill Targets Dogfighting Spectators

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) announced today that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed his AB 242, the Dogfighting Prevention Act, which increases penalties for spectators at dogfights. “By approving this measure, the Governor has given law enforcement more tools to stop this vicious and heinous crime in California,” said Nava. “Spectators provide […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Mobilizes Calif. State Resources in Response to Storm

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger today directed his departments and agencies to take actions to prepare and respond to the needs of Californians during an unusually strong storm that will result in many parts of the state experiencing triple the amount of a typical October rain in one day. The storm is likely to […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Signs Mortgage Protection Legislation

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — To help prevent California homeowners and homebuyers from being negatively impacted by the fraudulent mortgage practices that have arisen in the aftermath of the national foreclosure crisis, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed legislation to increase protections for consumers in the lending market and provide law enforcement with more tools to crack […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation to Provide Services and Resources to California’s Foster Children

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a package of legislation focused on expanding and promoting adoption opportunities and increasing services for children in California’s foster care system. The bills signed into law will create a food stamp program to assist youth transitioning out of the foster care system and help provide housing […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Supporting Crime Victims

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he has signed SB 314 by Senator Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) to enhance the state’s efforts to collect restitution fines for crime victims in a more efficient and thorough manner and increasing the amount a victim can receive for relocation assistance. “Being a victim of crime is a […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Public Safety Legislation Protecting Kids from Sexual Offenders

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a package of legislation that will help better protect California’s children and families from sexual offenders. The bills will ensure that businesses providing goods or services to minors are informed if a potential employee is a registered sex offender, improve the quality of sex offender assessments and […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Submits California’s Application for $4.7 Billion in High-Speed Rail Recovery Act Funding

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Joined by federal, state and local officials in united support, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced his submission of the state’s application for nearly $4.7 billion in federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding for engineering, design and construction on California’s high-speed train system. Pledging a dollar-for-dollar match from state […]

CA Government News, CA Transportation, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces $26.5 Million in Clean-Air Grants for Southern California

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — At the Port of Long Beach, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson to announce that over $26.5 million in clean-air grants have been awarded to Southern California as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) to date. Helping California speed its […]

CA Environment, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Federal Action on California’s Water Crisis

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement after U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Obama administration officials announced new federal actions that will be taken to address California’s water crisis: “Californians are suffering from an extreme water crisis due to a three-year drought and two federal biological opinions […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California Unemployment Rate

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today released the following statement after the California Employment Development Department distributed its most recent unemployment data: “The latest unemployment numbers reinforce the importance of combining federal, state and local efforts to put Californians back to work and to help all those struggling in this difficult economy.” He […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Expedited Recovery Act Funding for Schools

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that $1.3 billion in expedited State Fiscal Stabilization Funds (SFSF) will be available for California’s school districts, colleges and universities this year. In May, the U.S. Department of Education provided California $3.2 billion for the first phase of SFSF, 67 percent of California’s total $4.9 billion […]

CA Education, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Appointments

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointments: First, Floyd Hayhurst, 51, of Ontario, has been reappointed to the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training. He has served as deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 1982. Hayhurst also serves as vice president of the Association for […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights California’s Push for Education Reform at School Rally

LOS ANGELES /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today joined the Reverend Jesse Jackson at an assembly at Dorsey High School in Los Angeles to challenge young people to take a more active role in building a stronger future for California. The Governor called on students to work hard in school and persevere through challenges […]

CA Education, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, City: Los Angeles, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on California’s Nation-Leading Environmental Standards

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Schwarzenegger issued the following statement today after the President announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will adopt a vehicle emissions standard modeled after California’s first-in-the-nation standard and the International Code Council announced the state’s newly adopted Green Building Standards Code will serve as a foundation for commercial buildings […]

CA Environment, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

$49.6 Million in Recovery Funding Awarded to Advance Local State Energy Efficiency Programs

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — California today received $49.6 million to advance local energy efficiency programs under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The California Energy Commission (CEC) estimates that energy efficiency investments from this program can save 61.2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity; reduce carbon dioxide emissions by […]

CA Energy, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Low Interest Federal Loans Available for Residents, Business Owners Affected by Station Fire

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared Los Angeles County a disaster area as a result of the Station fire, ensuring that low interest federal loans are available for residents and business owners affected by the fire, which began on August 26. This action […]

CA Business, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Executive Order to Advance State’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard to 33 Percent by 2020

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Advancing California’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the state’s renewable energy, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed an Executive Order (EO) directing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt regulations increasing California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to 33 percent by 2020 – first established by the Governor’s directive […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Californians Urged to Prepare for Upcoming Flu Season

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today urged Californians to prepare for the upcoming flu season during a visit to California’s state-of-the-art Richmond public health laboratories and, along with his Health and Human Services Agency Secretary Kim Belshé and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Mark Horton, launched the Web site (www.CalPanFlu.org) […]

CA Government News, CA Health, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Nation’s Largest State-Sponsored Green Jobs Training Program

SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today toured the Los Angeles Trade Technical College where he announced the creation of the Clean Energy Workforce Training Program (CEWTP), a $75 million investment establishing the nation’s largest state-sponsored green jobs training program. The program leverages federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds, public-private partnerships […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces California Garage Sale Items Posted on eBay

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Following through on his promise to eliminate waste in state government, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced that the Department of General Services has posted several surplus items – some signed by the Governor – for sale on eBay and Craigslist in preparation for the Great California Garage Sale. “By posting […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Applies for $1.1 Billion in Recovery Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today submitted 42 applications for $1.1 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding available through the federal High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Program, under which states compete for $8 billion in funding designated for intercity and high speed rail. Federal applications for Track 1, […]

CA Government News, CA Transportation, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Highlights Need to Ensure California is Eligible to Compete for Billions in Recovery Funding for Education

FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today at Fresno’s Jefferson Elementary School, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger highlighted the need for legislative action to ensure California is eligible to apply and compete for the largest pool of discretionary funding for education reform in U.S. history – $4.35 billion in Race to the Top dollars available through the American […]

CA Education, CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, City: Fresno, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Education Trust–West Report

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Annual Student Achievement Report Confirms Need For Education Reforms Outlined By Pres. Obama And Proposed By Gov. Schwarzenegger In Special Legislative Session. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today issued the following statement regarding Education Trust-West’s annual report on student achievement in California: “This report confirms that, although California’s students are making academic […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Governor Schwarzenegger Launches MyIdea4CA Web Site

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today launched www.MyIdea4CA.com, a Web site for Twitter users to share their ideas for moving California forward. The Twitter forum is an extension of a conversation that began in June 2009 when the Governor asked the public for new ideas on the state budget. This discussion spurred […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Breaks Ground on Critical Flood Safety Project in Sutter County

Sutter County, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today participated in a groundbreaking for the Star Bend Setback Levee in Sutter County, an important project for improving local and regional flood protection that he expedited last year. Funding for the project was fast-tracked in February 2008 when Gov. Schwarzenegger released $211 million in Prop […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation Giving Law Enforcement Additional Resources to Monitor and Prosecute Sex Offenders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This past Thursday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the signing of two bills that will give law enforcement officials additional resources to more effectively monitor and prosecute registered sex offenders and sexually violent predators. “We must do everything in our power to provide law enforcement with the resources necessary to protect […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading

Gov. Schwarzenegger Announces Fish and Game Commission Appointment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced the following appointment: Donald Benninghoven, 76, of Santa Barbara, has been appointed to the Fish and Game Commission. Prior to retiring, he served as executive director and member of the board for the City-County-School Partnership from 1998 to 2000, a cooperative venture of the California […]

CA Government News, California Government, California NEWS INDEX, Newsdesk, Office of the Calif. Governor
 
» Continue Reading