Imperial Valley News
Governor Brown Issues Statement on Departure of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement on California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Jeffrey Beard's announcement of his intention to retire at the end of the year:
Washington, DC - This week, in support of the U.S. National Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime, the Department of State launched “The Global Illicit Trade in Tobacco: A Threat to National Security,” a publication outlining the emerging negative impact of the illicit trade in tobacco and the U.S. Government’s efforts to combat it. The illicit trade in tobacco provides a lucrative revenue stream for organized crime and terrorists. Within the United States, the illicit trade deprives governments of tax revenues, causing approximately $3 to $7 billion in tax losses annually to individual states and localities.
Washington, DC - The Association of Mature American Citizens said today that a new bill it has been promoting in Congress to provide a 1% Cost of Living increase in 2016 Social Security and Veterans benefits has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
Washington, DC - The marketers of products as diverse as dietary supplements, mobile apps, cosmetics, and apparel may not think they have much in common. But if they make health-related representations, they all need sound science to support what they say. Here are five principles to help keep your practices in line with the law.
Imperial, California - This week, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors joined the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) in commending the recent action of Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) for proclaiming his support of the Federal Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program by joining as a signatory to Representatives Jared Polis’ (CO-2) and Chris Steward’s (UT-2) ‘Dear Colleague’ letter requesting full funding for the Federal PILT program for Fiscal Year 2016.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Lawsuits Against Two Car Donation Charities for Misrepresenting Charitable Programs and Misdirecting Donations
Los Angeles, California - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, along with two local District Attorneys, today filed civil lawsuits against two car donation charities for violating state law by misrepresenting their charitable programs and improperly profiting from ostensibly charitable activities.