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October 26, 2020

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Alejo’s immigrant license bill gains broad support

The California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, which would allow any immigrant to apply for a driver’s license. AB 60 passed out of the State Senate with a vote of 28-8 and was approved by the State Assembly with a vote of 55-19.

Local residents touted for creating peace

At National Night Out Tuesday evening two local residents were honored as peace advocates in San Benito County. Assemblyman Luis Alejo selected Dolores Villalon and Robert Scattini to receive the 2013 California Peace Award along with three other residents or groups from his assembly district.

Assembly gives Alejo’s nursing home funding bill unanimous OK

A bill that would eliminate proposed cuts to the Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for some skilled nursing facilities – such as Mabie Northside and Mabie Southside in Hollister – has passed the State Assembly.

Pinnacles National Park Highway: Gateway to a grocery store?

The idea to rename Airline Highway as Pinnacles National Park Highway seemed like a done deal with broad consensus. That no longer appears to be the case, with one supervisor altering his position in light of urging from detractors.

Legislation introduced capping severance pay for superintendents

Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) today introduced Assembly Bill 280, which places a three-month cap on the severance pay of a school district superintendent. Currently, when a superintendent’s contract of employment is terminated, he or she is eligible for a severance pay of up to 18 times their monthly salary, which can potentially be very costly.

San Benito remains on hook for back tax

San Benito County received another jolt to its budget this week when an assembly bill introduced in February that would have forgiven $3.5 million in property tax owed due to miscalculations over nearly a decade was killed in the Senate appropriations committee.

County election rundown: Roseanne Barr ties for second, with 4 votes

Four people in San Benito County voted for a nut-farming former TV star to be the next president of the United States.

Assembly OKs bill that would forgive $3.5M in county debt

The California state Assembly approved AB 1676, a bill to correct the apportionment factors used by San Benito County to allocate property tax revenues to the Educational Revenue Augmentation Fund. The bill passed off the Assembly floor today 78-0 with overwhelming bi-partisan support.

San Benito Chamber of Commerce endorses candidates

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau endorsed two of the incumbent supervisors running in the June 5 election, including Margie Barrios and Anthony Botelho, while remaining neutral on the District 5 race between incumbent Jaime De La Cruz and opponent Sonny Flores

Gilroy’s Chamber endorses Bernosky for Assembly

Gilroy's Chamber of Commerce board of directors has unanimously endorsed Republican Rob Bernosky for California 30th Assembly.