California lawmakers are finally considering legislation to regulate medical marijuana, which has been legal under state law for nearly two decades. Among the proposals is a bill calling for an excise tax on marijuana that could raise nearly $60 million in revenue each year.
Last July, while campaigning for mayor I went door-to-door to share my vision for a stronger, bolder Turlock. As I listened to residents talk about concerns of unreliable drinking water during consecutive years of a drought, it was clear we needed an alternate source of water. Turlock couldn't continue to exclusively pump groundwater without limitation.
July 24, 2015|
BY GARY SOISETH
Mayor of Turlock
Today is the last day that I will pick up a copy of the Turlock Journal and get that fluttery feeling when I see my byline. Nearly two years at the paper and that feeling has yet to wane. I love picking up the latest edition at the office or catching a glimpse of it in the racks outside the grocery store, always curious to see the headlines as if I wasn't a part of the editorial team. It is bittersweet to be leaving.
Small businesses are the engines of the U.S. economy. They create two out of every three net new jobs and employ more than half of the country's private-sector workforce. When we make it easier for new businesses to get started, we are ultimately making it easier for them to grow and hire.
July 10, 2015|
BY DONNA DAVIS
U.S. SBA Region 9 Administrator
If California was a nation, it would rank 6th in the world in installed solar energy capacity. That's pretty amazing – and one of the key takeaways from the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report, which was just released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).