Gov. Jerry Brown and Rep. Mike Thompson are involved in separate efforts to boost Sonoma County’s groundbreaking program to help residents pay for energy-saving improvements to their homes.
Thompson, D-Napa, met employees of Price Pump Co. and other manufacturers.
The termination of federal unemployment benefits last month halted payments to 3,086 Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino county residents totaling about $936,000 in the first week, according to state figures.
Facing a big jump in the cost of her health insurance, Ellyn Moscowitz of Jenner said she was heartened by President Barack Obama’s decision Thursday, to allow some people to keep their health plans for one more year, but she worried about how it will play out.
North Coast lawmakers are continuing to be paid during the federal government shutdown despite a growing list of members of Congress who said they will voluntarily forgo their salaries while government workers are furloughed.
A partial federal government shutdown starting Tuesday is the likely outcome of this weekend’s Capitol Hill drama over federal spending and Obamacare, the Redwood Empire’s two Democratic congressmen said.
Healdsburg Mayor Susan Jones said it’s a ‘no-brainer’ to keep people with criminal records from obtaining guns, and she’s one of more than 1,000 mayors urging Congress to require background checks for online gun purchases.
North Coast politicians joined the debate on U.S. intervention in Syria as the Obama administration sought congressional approval to strike the Syrian army for its alleged use of chemical weapons.