Consumer Prices Jump Most in Single Month Since 2012

Consumer Prices Jump Most in Single Month Since 2012

Washington, DC…The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.4 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The March 1-month increase was the largest rise since a 0.6-percent increase in August 2012. Over the last 12 months, the […]

President Biden on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

President Biden on the Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC… 5:26 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, almost getting into evening. Before I begin, as the congresswoman said, earlier today at the White House, I addressed the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado. While the investigation is ongoing — and I spent time on the telephone with the Attorney General, as well as the […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Ensure Access to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Ensure Access to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by the Pandemic

Sacramento, CA… Building on the state’s action to expand paid sick days protections for California’s workforce during the pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed SB 95, legislation to ensure access to up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for eligible employees, including those advised to quarantine or isolate and those caring for […]

PG&E to Contribute $1.25 Million to Nonprofits Supporting COVID-19 Response

PG&E to Contribute $1.25 Million to Nonprofits Supporting COVID-19 Response

San Francisco, CA… Yesterday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced it will contribute $1.25 million in 2021 to nonprofit organizations assisting vulnerable individuals, families and communities, as well as small businesses, as they cope with the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Contributions will support nonprofits focused on food insecurity, support for minority- and […]

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

Governor Newsom Signs Legislative Package Providing Urgent Relief to Californians Experiencing Pandemic Hardship

The package, passed by the Legislature this week, builds on the initiatives in the Governor’s January state budget proposal to provide cash relief to lower-income Californians, increase aid to small businesses and provide license renewal fee waivers to businesses impacted by the pandemic. In addition to these measures, today’s action will commit additional resources for […]

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Engineer Pleads Guilty to More Than $10 Million of COVID-Relief Fraud

Washington, D.C…. A Texas engineer pleaded guilty today for filing fraudulent bank loan applications seeking more than $10 million dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Acting Assistant Attorney General Nicholas L. McQuaid of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting U.S. […]

Remarks by President Biden at Signing of Executive Orders Strengthening Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Remarks by President Biden at Signing of Executive Orders Strengthening Americans’ Access to Quality, Affordable Healthcare

Washington, D.C…. Joe Biden signs orders for strengthening Medicaid and The Affordable Care Act, as well as an order to protect Women’s Health. 1:43 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Since we are socially distanced, I think I can take my mask off to make this very brief announcement. I know that you’ve been briefed by the […]

Governor Newsom Announces Golden State Stimulus, a Budget Proposal to Help Low-Income Californians through $600 Rapid Cash Payments, and Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Governor Newsom Announces Golden State Stimulus, a Budget Proposal to Help Low-Income Californians through $600 Rapid Cash Payments, and Calls for Extension of Eviction Moratorium

Sacramento, CA… As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced two immediate action items in his 2021-22 State Budget proposal to help low-income Californians. First, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to roughly four million low-income […]

Governor Newsom to Propose $4.5 Billion for Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs in 2021 Budget

Governor Newsom to Propose $4.5 Billion for Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs in 2021 Budget

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom today previewed his Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses and Jobs plan, the business and workforce recovery elements of his 2021-22 State Budget that will help California through the COVID-19 pandemic and advance an equitable, broad-based recovery. Watch the Governor provide a brief overview of his Equitable Recovery for California’s Businesses […]

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