Assemblyman Jim Patterson will be hosting a Citrus Industry Town Hall to discuss the Asian citrus psyllid and the steps being taken to control its spread in California. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, local government officials and leading citrus researchers will be on hand to provide information and answer any questions.

Ken Gilliland

Health Care Reform has created new coverage options for individuals, known as Health Insurance Exchanges.  Individual states have the option of sponsoring their own Health Insurance Exchange. For example, California has created its own state-based exchange called Covered California. For states that don’t sponsor their own exchange, ie: Arizona, individuals can access the federal government-sponsored health insurance exchange called, The Marketplace.

Western Growers

As previously reported in Spotlight, last month the California Supreme Court refused to review the appeal court ruling in Gonzalez v. Downtown LA Motors.  In that case, the appellate court ruled that the minimum hourly wage must be paid for each and every hour worked, no matter how the employee is normally compensated.

Jason Resnick


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