City of South Lake Tahoe Is Open for Business

City of South Lake Tahoe Is Open for Business

South Lake Tahoe, CA… In response to the Caldor Fire encroaching on the Tahoe Basin, the City of South Lake Tahoe evacuated more than 20,000 residents in less than five hours on August 30, following an evacuation order issued by CalFire and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office. Now that the evacuation order has been […]

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Forest Service Ending Regional Closure Order Two Days Early; Five Forests to Remain Closed Under Local Orders

Vallejo, CA…Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd […]

“Build Back Better” Legislation to Include Broad Tax Increases for Many

“Build Back Better” Legislation to Include Broad Tax Increases for Many

Springfield, MA….Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) announced that the Committee will continue consideration of legislative proposals under the budget reconciliation instructions on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET and Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. ET. The Committee will mark up measures to combat the climate […]

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Now Palisades Tahoe!

Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows Now Palisades Tahoe!

Olympic Valley, CA….Today, Palisades Tahoe introduced its new name and logo that honor the resort’s history as a land of legends—home to freeskiing pioneers, Winter Olympians and cultural icons across more than seven decades of ski history. Inspired by the sheer granite faces and chutes that compose this otherworldly terrain, the Palisades Tahoe name is a result of the […]

Job Openings Soared to 10.9 Million in July in Latest BLS Data

Job Openings Soared to 10.9 Million in July in Latest BLS Data

Washington, DC…The number of job openings increased to a series high of 10.9 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.7 million and 5.8 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.7 percent while the […]

The Case for a Robust Attack on the Tax Gap. By Natasha Sarin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy

The Case for a Robust Attack on the Tax Gap.   By Natasha Sarin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy

Washington, DC…A well-functioning tax system requires that everyone pays the taxes they owe. Today, the “tax gap”—the difference between taxes that are owed and collected—totals around $600 billion annually and will mean approximately $7 trillion of lost tax revenue over the next decade. The sheer magnitude of lost revenue is striking: it is equal to […]

Flex Alert Issued for Wednesday Due to Heat & Tight Power Supply Consumers Urged to Reduce Energy Use From 4-9 p.m. to Protect Grid Reliability

Flex Alert Issued for Wednesday Due to Heat & Tight Power Supply Consumers Urged to Reduce Energy Use From 4-9 p.m. to Protect Grid Reliability

Folsom, CA…The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., due to predicted high energy demand and tight supplies on the power grid. With above-normal temperatures in the forecast for much of California and the West, the power […]

Job Growth Slower Than Expected in August as Only 235,000 Jobs Added

Job Growth Slower Than Expected in August as Only 235,000 Jobs Added

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. In August, notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private […]

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves California Disaster Declaration

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves California Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC…Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of California and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires beginning on July 14, 2021, and continuing. The President’s action makes Federal funding available to affected individuals in the […]

Court Sides with Sierra Watch over Squaw Valley Development

Court Sides with Sierra Watch over Squaw Valley Development

Sacramento, CA….In a sweeping victory for Tahoe conservationists, California’s Third District Court of Appeals sided with Sierra Watch and dealt a staggering blow to development plans for Squaw Valley. “Today’s decision marks a major milestone in the multi-generational commitment to conservation in the Sierra Nevada,” says Tom Mooers, Executive Director of the plaintiff group, Sierra […]

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