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Valley – and California’s – family-owned businesses can’t take another tax
The Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion (STEP) Act will force Valley families to pay a huge tax bill on property or assets they didn’t own decades earlier, writes BizFed Central Valley chair William Bourdeau.
October 21, 2021
Biden vs. Feinstein, Costa, Harder & Calif. GOP: Temporary Calif. water plan gets pushback on Capitol Hill
The pushback from Democratic allies and the GOP comes as Biden administration officials seek to throw out Trump-era rules boosting water deliveries to the Central Valley and Southern California.
October 21, 2021
Tulare Co. crop report shows dip in production in 2020
Tulare County Ag Commissioner Tom Tucker points to price drops in almonds, grapes, peaches and tangerines as the culprit to a down year.
October 20, 2021
Calif., Federal water officials ask judge to OK water restrictions amid pressure to rollback Trump plan
State and Federal water officials have petitioned a judge to order a one-year temporary plan governing California's two water arteries, throwing out years of work encapsulated in 2019 environmental rules.
October 17, 2021
Democrats’ new strategy to winning Calif. water wars? Flush the science.
Two years after new rules were finalized to govern water deliveries to the Valley and Southern California, Democrats are actively throwing out scientific data – the alleged sin they accused President Trump's team of doing.
October 14, 2021
Kings Co. seeks additional water from state for parched Kettleman City
With a looming water crisis on hand at Kettleman City, Kings County officials continue to press California water officials to deliver the town's minimum needs before it runs out of water.
October 12, 2021
Kettleman in Crisis: Poor Kings Co. town becomes intersection of I-5, 41, and Zero Water
The poor town best known as the tourist junction between Interstate 5 and Highway 41 midway through California is set to run out of water by December.
October 9, 2021
Officials award $177mil contract to begin Friant-Kern Canal repair project
Construction to repair a critical stretch of the Friant-Kern Canal will soon be underway, water officials announced Thursday.
October 8, 2021
Two years later, Biden admin. seeks to axe Trump’s Valley water boost
Just two years after the Trump administration delivered sweeping changes to California’s water delivery system with major benefit to the San Joaquin Valley, the Biden administration is is seeking a reversal.
October 7, 2021
Calif. regulators buckle up for the potential of 0% water allocation for 2022
The prospect of minimal rainfall next winter opens the door for California to force mandatory restrictions for its residents in 2022.
October 3, 2021