Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - State Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia released the following statement on Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.’s 2015-2016 budget proposal:
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects and saving money, while continuing to chip away at the state’s other long-term liabilities – debt, infrastructure, retiree health care and climate change.
San Francisco, California - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that Blue Rhino and AmeriGas Cylinder Exchange, the two leading suppliers of propane exchange tanks, illegally colluded to push Walmart, a key customer, to accept a reduction in the amount of propane in exchange tanks.
Washington, DC - President Obama has declared that what has been called the longest war in U.S. history, the conflict in Afghanistan, is over. More than 2,200 American service men and women were killed there in 13 years of conflict. Their sacrifice should never be forgotten, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Cathedral City, California - The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) is hosting CalPERS Benefits Education Events (CBEE) in Cathedral City during January to inform members in the southeast counties about programs and benefits available to them. These events will take place at the Desert Princess Hotel on Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31.
Former International Program Director of Adoption Agency Pleads Guilty to Ethiopian Adoption Fraud Scheme
Washington, DC - The former International Program Director of International Adoption Guides Inc. (IAG), an adoption agency, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with others to defraud the United States by submitting fraudulent documents to the State Department for adoptions from Ethiopia and paying bribes to foreign officials.