Follow the Money: Whelan Flexes Fundraising Muscle

Financial figures are in for the first 111 days of the year of the Fresno City Council campaign. Politics 101 David Taub Candidates have released their Form 460, which lists how much money they raised, plus who made donations greater than ...
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Rob Poythress Banks on Experience in State Race

Rob Poythress says Sacramento has ignored the needs of the Central Valley for too long. The Madera businessman and farmer is one of several candidates running for the state Senate District 12 seat occupied by Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), who will term out in...

Esparza Fined for Fresno Campaign Infraction

Nelson Esparza will be punished for accusations of illegal campaign transfers for his upcoming 2018 Fresno city council run. GV Wire has learned that Esparza signed a settlement letter with the City of Fresn...

Will Fresno Trust in God?

The phrase “In God We Trust” became America’s national motto by act of congress in 1956. It appears at the chambers of the United States House of Representatives. It has appeared on coins since the Civil War. Now, one city councilman wants that motto prominent...

Fresno Seeks to Extend Federal Lobbying Deal

In an action scheduled for this Thursday’s (April 27) meeting, the Fresno City Council will vote to extend a contract with Simon & Co., a Washington, D.C. lobbying group. The group, headed by Len Simon, has...

City Votes to Add to New Home Fees

New home owners will see their price to achieve the American Dream increase thanks to a decision made Thursday (April 6) by the Fresno city council. By a 5-1 vote, the city will increase fees charged to develop...

Meter fever: free hour in garages, but meters to go up

From personal experience and people I’ve talked to, parking is a huge excuse preventing people from coming to downtown Fresno. But the City of Fresno is on it. It’s a good news bad news situation, depending on how you look at it. The good news- The council ...