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Government / Politics

New laws affecting San Benito County residents

They range from defining who can hold public office, employee classification and redistricting deadlines.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Panetta and others introduce legislation to provide earned pathway to citizenship to farmworkers

"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.

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Government / Politics

New state laws taking effect in 2019

Legislation concerning cannabis, law enforcement, environment and more.

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Business / Economy

New bill calls for reopening of Clear Creek

Congressman Jimmy Panetta and colleagues will try to pass legislation that would once again allow off-roaders access to the area and protect adjacent land by creating a wilderness area

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Agriculture

Governor signs bill to give farmworkers 40-hour work week, overtime pay

Supporters hail bill as reversal of decades-old discrimination; state Farm Bureau says it will increase the price of produce

Local CWA Representatives Kristina Chavez Wyatt & Lora Pankey Eade

Agriculture

California Women For Agriculture Local Advocates Active at State Capital

Members of California Women for Agriculture conducted their annual Adopt-A-Legislator program visits last week with elected representatives and staff of California State Assembly and Senate offices

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Business / Economy

Regional Legislative Summit to be hosted Friday in Gilroy

A panel of federal, state and local elected officials will speak on regional challenges and opportunities at the event on Friday, April 25 from 11:00AM to 1:30PM at the Hilton Garden Inn, Gilroy

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Government / Politics

President Obama signs California Medicare fix

President Obama has signed a bill, carried by Rep. Sam Farr to permanently fix the underpayment by Medicare to local doctors.