Government & Politics

Governor Brown vetoes franchise bill

Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill offering more protection to small franchisees, saying he needed more proof there is a problem within the franchise industry. Senate Bill 610 would require companies to find a "substantial and material breach" of contract before terminating an agreement with franchisees.

Borgeas: Fresno County on road to recovery

Fresno County Supervisor Andreas BorgeasA record budget and restored core services were just a few telltale signs of recovery Fresno County Supervisor Andreas Borgeas mentioned during the State of the County Breakfast this morning.

VP Biden to campaign for Renteria in Bakersfield

Democrat Amanda Renteria, a native of Woodlake who is challenging Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) 21st District seat, announced that Vice President Joe Biden will visit the Valley on her behalf.

Biz owners seek relief from ADA lawsuits

ADA-lawsuit-abuseSmall business owners and several advocate groups gathered today at the Fresno Chamber of Commerce offices to call attention to the high number of lawsuits filed against local businesses. 

Creating Prosperity to host general plan town hall

Creating Prosperity in Fresno will host a town hall event to discuss the City of Fresno's General Plan Update on Monday, Sept. 22. 

Valley lawmakers praised for small business votes

Several Valley lawmakers were honored by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for their voting record on behalf of America's small business owners.

Fresno County Supervisor candidates to meet in forum

Four candidates for Fresno County Supervisor positions will square off in a forum at Fresno City College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. 

City of Fresno to hold water plan forums

A series of water forums scheduled over the next few months will allow Fresno residents to hear from city officials about plans to upgrade the local water system and replenish the aquifer.

Porterville business makes Top 500 tax delinquent list

The California Board of Equalization released its list of the Top 500 sales and use tax delinquencies, adding a Porterville auto dealership to the latest group of debtors.

Valadao: House's efforts end up in Senate graveyard

Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) spoke to Fresno business leaders Friday morning about his agenda as he prepares to return to Washington Monday to cap his summer break.