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Olsen, Wolk utilize bipartisan alliance to improve legislators’ liability

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced identical legislation in the Senate and Assembly intending to provide public access to legislation and increase community response. The proposed bill requires all legislation to be accessible online or in print for 72 hours before it is passed to the Senate or Assembly.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council increases city building fees

Building fees in Turlock will be going up for most new residential and commercial construction projects in an effort to lessen the funds the city's building department draws from the general fund.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham to host open house at Modesto office

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will be available for constitutes of the 10th Congressional District at his new district office from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 4701 Sisk Rd., Modesto.

January 25, 2013 | | Government


Public safety facility costs rise; revenue found to cover increase

Turlock's Public Safety Facility is still on schedule for a June opening, but the cost has surged pass the original $28.3 million budget allotted to the project.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County earns state honors for top performing child agency

The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services was among those recognized at the Statewide Directors Meeting held Jan. 16.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


High-speed rail opponent Jeff Denham to chair House railroad panel

The California high speed rail plan may see detours in the future, as Republican Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Olsen named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Rural County Assoc.

The Rural County Representatives of California has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012. The Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker who has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.

January 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Olsen bill would offer CSU students fixed tuition fees

Tuition rates for incoming freshmen and transfer students may be more affordable, if a CSU Tuition Guarantee Bill introduced by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen gets passed.

January 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


County loses bid for Health Exchange call center

As the state received news of a $673 million grant to help implement the new health care law, Stanislaus County was handed a bill of no sale.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


A greener vision for Stanislaus

New legislation is prompting the Stanislaus Council of Governments to take a greener view in its Regional Transportation Plan.

January 15, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


How they voted

Motion: Request to appropriate $15,000 from the City of Turlock general fund reserve balance and transfer it to the Turlock Business Partnership Incentives Program.

January 11, 2013 | | Government


Parks Commission takes smoke-free stand

The Turlock City Parks, Recreation and Community Programs Commission made a commitment to support a smoke-free policy at all public parks.

January 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council gives boost to business incentives program

The Turlock Business Partnership Incentives Program has been so successful in aiding small businesses it now needs more money to keep it going.

January 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City native donates statue of ancient Assyrian ruler

Queen Shamiram, the first woman to rule an empire without a man, may soon find a home in Turlock after the Turlock City Arts Commission voted to recommend the city accept a donated bronze statue of the ancient Assyrian ruler.

January 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Local legislators support Gov.'s budget proposal

The light at the end of the tunnel was seen Thursday morning as Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a 2013-14 balanced budget proposal that increases funding to all levels of education - and even includes a surplus.

January 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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