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California’s statewide unemployment rate is 7.3%, as of October 2014. That’s driven by low unemployment on the coasts – Orange County is at 5.4% – but many places, including the Central Valley, are still facing higher rates. Fresno County had a 9.5% unemployment rate as of September 2014 – and that was the first time […]

Dec 17th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Here we go again. House Republicans have voted to defund California high speed rail in yet another attack on the project: Daring a presidential veto, GOP lawmakers are deploying a Fiscal 2015 transportation funding bill to effectively block the federal Surface Transportation Board from issuing new permits for the California project. Hammering home the point, […]

Jun 11th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari has been traveling around the Central Valley bashing the high speed rail project. For someone who claims to care about jobs and poverty, it’s a bizarre and hypocritical thing to do. High speed rail is essential to the Central Valley’s future economic prosperity, as well as providing desperately needed jobs […]

Mar 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Republican who brought you the bank bailout, Neel Kashkari, wants to be the next governor of California. He’s taking the tried and true Meg Whitman approach, which worked so well that she lost to Jerry Brown by 13 points despite outspending him 7 to 1. He wants to focus on jobs and education, but […]

Jan 28th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized