Government & Politics

Fresno County OKs $73K in fines for pot growers

(AP) — Two Fresno County residents who grew marijuana at their homes have been fined a total of $73,000 under the county's new pot cultivation ban.

SBA to hold contractor workshop

Small Business Administration plans workshop.
The Small Business Administration will hold a free workshop on how to compete effectively for federal, state and High Speed Rail Authority contracting opportunities from 9 a.m. to noon April 17 at the Small Business Administration building, 801 R St., Suite 201, second floor, in Fresno.

Visalia chamber to hold candidates' forum

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce along with the Downtown Visalians will hold a public forum to introduce candidates for district attorney, sheriff and state Assembly to chamber members and business professionals from 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. April 8 at the Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral King Ave.

Report: $28.6M for Fresno under tax credit proposal

Up to $28.6 million could be available to Fresno-area workers under proposals that could expand eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), according to a new report from the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program.

Sanger partners up for job-training program

The City of Sanger has partnered with local agencies, manufacturers and food processors to develop a training program to help train future production workers.

State BOE plans Madera County compliance checks

If you are a retailer in Chowchilla, Coarsegold, Madera, North Fork or Oakhurst, the state Board of Equalization may be paying you a visit soon.

BOE: $457K on its way to Valley businesses

Central Valley businesses have more than $457,000 coming to them as the state Board of Equalization dissolves security deposit requirements for new California corporations and LLCs.

Possible Tower District PBID topic of meeting

A property-based improvement district has been floated for the Tower District.A possible property-based improvement district (PBID) for the Tower District will be the topic of an upcoming community meeting in Fresno.

Valley legislators graded on business votes

The Central Valley's Sacramento delegation mostly received high scores when it came to votes on business-friendly legislation as determined by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Consultant: Swearengin has Fresno at heart with controller run

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin intends to run for state controller.Mayor Ashley Swearengin has filed papers in Sacramento as part of a bid for the state controller's office.