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Denham joins Democrats in immigration reform

In what might be considered a politically provocative step, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has become the first and lone Republican to co-sponsor an immigration reform bill that could provide millions of immigrants a pathway to attaining citizenship.

October 28, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council updates facilities fee structure

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to amend the Capital Facilities Fee program which had remained unchanged since its inception in 1996.

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to county: Stop the pumping

The City of Turlock will urge members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to consider a temporary cease on new agricultural production wells, as groundwater continues to become a diminishing resource in the city.

October 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Town hall meeting spells out new federal health insurance mandates

For the first time in U.S. history, the federal government is requiring all citizens to buy a product - health care insurance. But as the controversial Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - takes effect, many Americans are confused about the mandates and what the new law means.

October 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Council to consider banning EcoATM machines

Although automated kiosk machines that buy back personal electronic devices may seem like a quick way to get cash in exchange for old electronics, the Turlock City Council may put a ban on them.

October 18, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Political group reprimands Denham for shutdown

During the government shutdown that ended on Wednesday, many political advocate groups targeted politicians throughout the nation in an attempt to pressure members of Congress to find a solution to the 16-day standoff.

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella, Vidak ask for EDD inquiry

The prolonged delay in sending out unemployment benefits in September by the California Employment Development Department has prompted two state senators to request an oversight hearing.

October 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham appointed to farm bill committee

Although the federal government shutdown is still ongoing, it appears that some steps are being taken in Washington D.C. to make progress on resolving the differences between the House and Senate-passed farm bills.

October 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor signs two Olsen bills to support veterans

Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills carried by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) on Thursday, both of which seek to support veterans.

October 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City pursues fire grant to fill vacancies

The Turlock Fire Department is hoping to grow its ranks with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


EDD may be forced to stay in town a little longer

City and county officials are calling foul on a planned move by the Turlock branch of the Employment Development Department to Modesto.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Commission to consider recognizing city’s Indian Americans with name change

Making up a large portion of Turlock's population, members of the Indian American community may soon receive an official recognition for their contributions to the city.

October 04, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham introduces bipartisan bill to help small businesses

Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) has joined forces with Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) to introduce a bipartisan bill that seeks to help small businesses have their voices heard throughout the Internal Revenue Service rulemaking process.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Timeline: Congress' path to federal shutdown

The legislative twists and turns in Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Barack Obama's health care law:

October 01, 2013 | The Associated Press | Government


Health exchange draws heavy interest

SACRAMENTO - Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance.

October 01, 2013 | BY JULIET WILLIAMS Associated Press | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


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