Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the economic gains we made in 2014, which was the strongest year for job growth since the 1990s. In the coming weeks, the President will continue to preview his State of the Union Address and the agenda he’ll put forward to build on that progress. The President will showcase ways he’s working to help every American get ahead in the new year, like plans he announced this week to make community college free for two years, make mortgages more affordable and accessible for creditworthy families, and support manufacturing.
White House Unveils America’s College Promise Proposal: Tuition-Free Community College for Responsible Students
Washington, DC - Nearly a century ago, a movement that made high school widely available helped lead to rapid growth in the education and skills training of Americans, driving decades of economic growth and prosperity. America thrived in the 20th century in large part because we had the most educated workforce in the world. But other nations have matched or exceeded the secret to our success. Today, more than ever, Americans need more knowledge and skills to meet the demands of a growing global economy without having to take on decades of debt before they even embark on their career.
Washington, DC - The United States condemns the recent escalation of attacks on civilians carried out by Boko Haram, which shows no regard for human life. All those responsible for these recurring terrorist attacks must be held accountable.
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia urges local businesses to apply for job creation tax credits through the state’s California Competes program. The state is authorized to award over $100 million in tax credits this fiscal year to small, medium and large companies across the state. Last fiscal year, GO-Biz awarded $28.9 million to 29 companies that are planning to create 6,000 jobs and invest more than $2 billion in the state.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments.
Escondido, California - A 6-week-old greater one-horned rhino calf received a bottle feeding at the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park earlier today, and then was given some time to get to know a possible new playmate, an 8-month-old Ankole calf. The pair, introduced three days ago, have not yet bonded and are still getting to know each other. Animal care staff at the Safari Park hope that they will become longtime companions.