Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Assembly Bill 2 relating to redevelopment passed the Assembly Committee on Appropriations this week. This bill, jointly authored by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) passed with bi-partisan support. AB 2 would allow specified “disadvantaged” areas throughout the state to create their own Community Revitalization Investment Authorities (CRIA). Each CRIA would allow property tax investments of consenting local agencies to, among other things, improve neighborhood conditions, increase employment opportunities, and reduce crime rates.
Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced proposed changes to improve both humane handling and food safety inspections at facilities that produce veal meat.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Frank A. Rose will travel to Europe for high-level strategic discussions on a range of arms control and strategic policy issues from May 11 to May 15.
West Lafayette, Indiana - The United States celebrated entrepreneurs and their startups during National Small Business Week, May 5-8, including those companies based on intellectual property. Intellectual property includes creative works, inventions and other products of human intellect and imagination. Protecting intellectual property could be the first step in delivering it to the public as new products and processes.
Washington, DC - The Mohammed cartoon event recently held in Garland, Texas was a demonstration of free speech. People gathered to showcase their cartoons of Islam's Mohammed. Cartoons of Mohammed are commonly known to incite people of the Islam religion. I don't know of any Christians who like cartoons of Jesus if they depict Jesus in an irreverent way. I do not embrace anything about Islam. I do embrace their United States freedom to peacefully practice their religion. I am abhorred by militant Islam religion.
Washington, DC - America's workers are too busy looking for jobs to think much about the prospects of retiring. One of the longest, slowest and weakest post-recession recoveries has decimated the work force. Record numbers of people have stopped looking for jobs out of despair, skewing government unemployment reports. And, a recent Gallup poll reported that 60% of those currently in the workforce don't believe they'll ever receive Social Security when they come of age.