Category Archives: Economy

Why we need ‘summer gas’

Summer gas means cleaner air and better fuel economy, says Patrick DeHaan from, the folks who bring us so we can find the least expensive gas around. The following is a news release sent from GasBuddy today: It’s no secret that the annual climb in gas prices that accompanies the transition to “summer [...]

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VOTE for Emergency Food Bank today!

The Emergency Food Bank and Family Services of Stockton and San Joaquin County submitted a cause with State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist Program 2014 and were accepted for the Growing Green, Eating Lean program. The first 4,000 causes were accepted. A panel of youth reviewed all of the causes and narrowed them down to the top [...]

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Trouble with your Medicare Part D prescription denial?

If you are having trouble with your Medicare Part D prescriptions, especially if you have been denied a prescription at the pharmacy counter, you’ll want to read this statement issued today from the nonprofit consumer group Medicare Rights Center: Today Senate and House cosponsors of the Medicare Part D Beneficiary Appeals Fairness Act (S.1365 and [...]

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Gas tax may be cut 3.5 cents per gallon

Here’s what California Board of Equalization member George Runner had to say regarding the tax board staff proposal to reduce the gas tax we all pay by 3.5 cents per gallon for the 2014-15 fiscal year that starts July 1: “This proposed gas tax cut will give Californians a much-deserved tax break and help lower [...]

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Elder care home oversight focus of Eggman bills

Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, just introduced two bills, AB 1571 and AB 1572, to improve oversight and standards of care at senior residential facilities. Eggman, a former social worker, is part of a coalition of legislators who have authored a package of bills known together as the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE) [...]

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