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Still Leaving California -- After Slowing, the Trend Intensifies

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 25, 2017 / comments

[By JOEL KOTKIN and WENDELL COX]

Given its iconic hold on the American imagination, the idea that more Americans are leaving California than coming breaches our own sense of uniqueness and promise. Yet, even as the economy has recovered, notably in the Bay Area and in pockets along the coast, the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that domestic migrants continue to leave the state more rapidly than they enter it.

Community Invited to Provide Input on Mental Health Services Act Plan

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 19, 2017 / comments

[Margaret Williams]

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Behavioral Health Division invites the public to review and provide comment on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Plan. The draft Plan provides information on current and new MHSA programs and budgets for three fiscal years (FY 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20). MHSA components in the Plan Update include: Prevention and Early Intervention; Community Services and Supports; Workforce Education and Training; Innovation; and Capital Facilities and Technology Needs.

Cameron Park District Manager Resigns Abruptly - Without Severance Package

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 14, 2017 / comments

[PRpond]

After several Closed meetings recently the Cameron Park Communirty Service District (CPCSD) is looking for a new manager after the abrupt resignation of manager Mary Cahill.  The circumstances are not completely availble at this time, but the District also hired a Labor Relations law firm.

"Where Has All the Gas Tax Money Gone in the First Place?" asks State Senator Mike Morrell

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 14, 2017 / comments

[State Senator Mike Morrell]

In 2002, voters passed Proposition 42 confining the sales tax on gasoline to transportation purposes only. But shortly after, legislators found a way to siphon off that money.

In 2006, voters responded with Proposition 1A, limiting the legislature's ability to suspend Proposition 42. Then the Democrat-controlled legislature used accounting schemes to pay off bonds instead of build up our highways.

Commentary - Can California be saved? Should it?

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 13, 2017 / comments

[Frank Stephens]

In less than 50 years, Democrats and Republicans ruined my state and turned it into Greece.

Democrats over-taxed it, over-regulated it and bankrupted it. They strangled its vibrant economy, destroyed its education system and let its infrastructure crumble.

Republicans caved in to Democrat demands for a bowl of porridge, i.e., Sen. Anthony Cannella of Ceres, was bought off for $400,000 to cast a 'yes' vote for the 12% increase in the state's gas tax, the first increase in 23 years, plus a 20 cent increase in diesel.

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