Imperial Valley News
Consumers Union Urges Lawmakers to Support Bill Requiring Doctors on Probation for Serious Offenses to Notify Patients
Sacramento, California - Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, is urging state lawmakers to support SB 1033, which would protect Californians’ right to know about doctors who have been disciplined by the state medical board for a history of misconduct. The bill requires doctors on probation for serious offenses to inform their patients and will be voted on today by the Senate Business and Professions Committee.
Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President discussed important steps the Administration has taken to encourage competition – the most essential ingredient in a healthy free market. Right now, too many companies are engaging in behaviors that stifle competition, stacking the deck against consumers, workers, and small businesses. The President emphasized that this isn’t fair – and that’s why he is doing everything he can to reverse this trend and to promote more competition. The President said that’s also why his Administration is encouraging the FCC to open up set-top cable boxes to competition, which will allow for companies to create new, innovative, higher-quality, lower-cost products – because it’s good for workers, businesses, and our economy.
Folsom, California - Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC) are investigating an assault by an inmate that sent one employee to the hospital.
CDFA Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board
Sacramento, California - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Integrated Pest Control Branch is announcing one vacancy on the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Board. This advisory board makes recommendations to the CDFA Secretary on all matters pertaining to the Beet Curly Top Virus Control Program.
Washington, DC - On April 17, Special Representative Fox will visit Kuwait where she will meet with senior government officials and civil society representatives to discuss labor rights, including for domestic workers.
Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will announce $25 million in intended U.S. funding for the World Bank’s new financing initiative to support the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region today at World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The initiative aims to assist MENA countries affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, conflict, and economic instability by providing much needed access to additional financing.