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Child care pilot program goes before Solano supervisors

By Todd R. Hansen

Fairfield Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Solano County supervisors on Tuesday will consider authorizing a pilot program that will provide more flexibility on how state funds are spent.

In essence, the program would allow the county to keep more of the child care funds that the county has been required to return to the state because of narrower regulations.

Delta Stewardship Council, a shill for tunnels, is no longer useful

BY JIM FRAZIER

Special to The Sacramento Bee

April 20, 2018 12:00 PM

Over many generations, the Delta has been overtapped and bureaucratically manhandled to provide stability to California’s water delivery system. Roughly a decade ago, the state began the difficult process of trying to develop a credible plan for the future.

EAST VALLEY TIMES: California Transportation Commission brings together state and locals for road maintenance and Rehabilitation Program (SB 1) Planning

Today, The California Transportation Commission (Commission) began two days of workshops and meetings aimed at answering questions related to the implementation of Senate Bill (SB) 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act.

With the passage of the Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), California’s drivers are making a strong investment in the future of state and local roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure. To expedite the needed work, the Commission is actively working on guidelines for project allocations. 

UNION DEMOCRAT: Fishing, hunting bills progress through community

For big game hunters, another bill, Assembly Bill 521 was passed by the Appropriations Committee. This bill would lower the cost of a resident elk tag.

Sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, it would lower the cost of a California resident elk tag from $450 to $100 and also add an allocation for youth tags to go to $20. Previously, youth hunters had to pay the full adult price for a tag. California’s elk tags are much higher than all of the western states.

ASSOCIATED PRESS: California Lawmakers Grill Water Officials for Oversight of Damaged Dam

California lawmakers blasted state water officials Thursday for their oversight of the half-century-old dam that anchors the state’s water system in a hearing focusing on the design problems and aging that contributed to the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people downstream.

“This frightens me, that this was built in this manner,” state Assemblyman Jim Frazier, a Democrat and an engineer by training, told the state officials overseeing the Oroville Dam, the nation’s tallest.

DAILY REPUBLIC: ‘Willful misrepresentation’ could cost candidates $10k

A bill that will raise the penalties for public candidates who make “willful misrepresentations” on their candidate statements passed the Assembly Elections Committee on Wednesday.

“We can’t allow candidates to dupe the voters saying that snake oil is an actual remedy to their ills,” Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, said in a statement released by his office.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 894, would increase the current fine for a willful misrepresentation in a candidate statement to $10,000.

DAILY REPUBLIC: Frazier bill on recognizing abusive relationships goes before Fairfield-Suisun School District trustees

Legislation proposed by Assemblyman Jim Frazier – and suggested by a Vacaville resident – to require public schools to provide education for students to recognize abusive relationships should win Fairfield-Suisun School District support, the superintendent says.

Trustees for the school district meeting Thursday will consider a resolution backing Assembly Bill 643. Superintendent Kris Corey recommends approval of the resolution.

Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, has said the bill would teach students about healthy teen dating.