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|2017-06-06Jun 6, 2017
Sonoma County residents will have the opportunity to review and provide input on the County’s $1.57 billion Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget, with the public hearing scheduled to start on Monday, June 12, 2017. The hearings will take place at the Board’s chambers located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 1A, Santa Rosa. The community is also encouraged to learn more about the County’s budget with the online tool SoCo Budget.
|2017-05-24May 24, 2017
DEAR READERS: Do you have a legal question on your mind? If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will remain confidential. This Q & A Legal Column is intended as a community service to discuss general legal principles and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
|2017-05-18May 18, 2017
State Senator Mike McGuire’s groundbreaking legislation - SB 790 - that significantly restricts pharmaceutical companies from giving gifts and incentives to medical professionals was approved today in the Senate. California has an opportunity to put patient care and drug affordability before corporate profits with SB 790.
|2017-04-20Apr 20, 2017
Senate Elections Committee Approved SB 149 on Tax Day
Millions of Americans filed their tax returns this week – yet President Donald Trump’s taxes are still a mystery. This is despite the fact the President promised to release his taxes months ago during the campaign.
|2017-03-30Mar 30, 2017
The Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) was established by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in 2015. IOLERO was borne out of the tragic shooting death of 13-year-old Andy Lopez by Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus in Sonoma County in 2013.
|2017-03-29Mar 29, 2017
I recently listened to the story of a 29 year-old recovering meth addict, who we decided to call “Joe” to keep him anonymous. He had a bright smile, and a kind and gentle demeanor.
|2017-02-23Feb 23, 2017
There has been much talk recently in the news about immigration enforcement. I thought it would be a good time to re-state the Sheriff’s Office policies and practices regarding immigration enforcement and/or cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
|2017-02-10Feb 10, 2017
Senator Mike McGuire, who has been voicing concern over the last several months about the tight timelines associated with Proposition 64, will chair the Senate Governance and Finance Committee hearing next week focused on cannabis business taxes, implementing California’s Cannabis tax collection system and the “track and trace” system which verifies cannabis taxes and product safety – all critical elements of the structure for cannabis that is being developed, and that is slated to go live on January 1, 2018.
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