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Great news for Lassen Community College — the state of California has reinstated the funding cut from the college’s budget late last year. “We got the funding reinstated,” said Trevor Albertson, LCC’s acting superintendent/president. “It was a lot of hard work on the part of a lot of people up here at the college.” Albertson made several trips to Sacramento and Redding to meet with state officials to negotiate the reinstatement. “The chancellor’s office came through for us after appropriate advocacy,” Albertson said.”We appreciate that, but it took some serious advocacy to get it done.”…
AB 2041: A Solution California needs to Small Business Cost Burdens and Skilled Workforce Shortages  
  Assemblywoman Dahle proposes a tax credit for small businesses that hire and train first-time employees ages 18-25  SACRAMENTO – California now boasts the highest corporate taxes, income taxes, sales taxes, and fuel taxes in the country. With its soaring tax rates and significant regulatory burdens on business, our state is no easy place for small businesses to thrive.   At the same time, young adults are facing a tough labor market, and one in three reports that they cannot secure a job. The unemployment rate among this population is more than double what it was in 2000, yet recent…
AB 2651 to provide much needed financial support and stability to California’s smallest school districts
One Size Doesn’t fit all when it comes to Rural School Funding Assemblywoman Dahle introduces AB 2651 to provide much needed financial support andstability to California’s smallest school districts SACRAMENTO – According to the California Department of Education, there are a total of 142 schools that elected to be funded as a Necessary Small School (NSS) in the 2018-19 fiscal year. Given their small size, these schools are funded differently than others and are located in areas were topographical conditions and distance impose unusual hardship in traveling to campus. NSS funding is…
Assemblywoman Dahle Introduces Legislation to Ensure Frontier School Districts Receive Proper Designation
  AB 2034 defines Frontier School Districts in California law. SACRAMENTO – On January 30, 2020 newly elected Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) introduced her first bill, AB 2034 which ensures California’s smallest, rural school districts receive proper recognition as frontier school districts in California Education Code. The bill conforms California law with the federal definition of frontier school districts, as the state currently lacks legal designation for these rural school sites. AB 2034 would designate as frontier any school district with an average daily attendance of 600 or…
California lawmakers pushing for FEMA to reconsider asking for reimbursement from PG&E's fire victim fund. The letter was sent to FEMA's Acting Administrator last week and expresses "concern regarding efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to pursue claims against the settlement fund for wildfire victims created by PG&E as a part of their ongoing bankruptcy case."
Governor Gavin Newsom kicked off a statewide homelessness tour in Grass Valley with a tour of the Hospitality House and Spirit Peer Empowerment Center. Newsom’s first stop will be Nevada County’s Homeless Outreach and Medical Engagement (HOME) project, which provides assistance for physical health needs first as well as low-barrier housing. He will be at Spirit Peer Empowerment Center, 276 Gates Place, at 10 a.m.