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Newsom Rejects Valley Lawmakers’ Request for Statewide Water Emergency Declaration

With California in drought conditions amid the third-driest precipitation totals in state history, Valley lawmakers want Gov. Gavin Newsom to take immediate action. On Wednesday, a bipartisan group asked Newsom to declare a statewide water emergency. The governor's office responded by saying Newsom will take action "if it becomes necessary."...

Sen. Borgeas Wants COVID-19 Legal Immunity for Businesses

Restaurants and other businesses on the verge of reopening face legal uncertainty from COVID-19 after they open their doors. State Sen. Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) says the threat of coronavirus lawsuits against businesses is real and wants to stop them before they start. The annual state budgeting that starts next week...

Borgeas: Reopening Needs a Path Forward. Here Are 5 Precise Steps.

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been devastating, and California must continue to act decisively to help mitigate the damage. As a California state senator representing the 8th Senate District, I have learned heartbreaking stories from employees and business owners who are seeing their dreams and investments dismantled....

Rock & Roller and Others Concerned About Their Future Under AB 5

The future of labor is leaving many question marks and much concern among those who attended a workshop about a controversial state law that went into effect this year. State Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) held the event last week to answer question about the impact of AB 5, the law...

Borgeas Targets Controversial AB 5 With Town Hall, Legislation

Count state Sen. Andreas Borgeas of Fresno among many Republican lawmakers seeking to modify or repeal Assembly Bill 5, the controversial law reclassifying independent contractors. Borgeas recently introduced Senate Bill 967, which would exempt franchisors and franchisees from AB 5. Listen to this article: And, he is hosting a town...

Borgeas Calls for CEQA Reform After Newsom's Homelessness Address

State Sen. Andreas Borgeas lauded Gov. Gavin Newsom for focusing on homelessness and housing affordability in his State of the State address Wednesday. But Borgeas, a Fresno Republican representing the 8th District, also said that reforming the California Environmental Quality Act is paramount in ramping up housing construction and easing...

Borgeas Explains Why He Voted 'No' on SB 50 Housing Bill

SACRAMENTO — Desperate for more housing in the nation's most populous state, the leader of the California Senate committed Thursday to passing a law this year to add more housing in a state facing a shortage of 3.5 million homes. Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins' comments came moments after...

Visiting Christmas Tree Lane? Here's a Preview.

Fresno's Christmas Tree Lane welcomed thousands of visitors with colorful displays of seasonal cheer Tuesday night. The 97th edition of the annual holiday celebration opened with an evening reserved for walkers, who had the festive, two-mile stretch of Van Ness Avenue all to themselves. Listen to this article:   Simple...

Borgeas Goes to White House. Talks About Trump Meeting.

State Sen. Andreas Borgeas of Fresno isn't quite sure how he received an invitation to the White House this week. On Wednesday, Borgeas stood behind President Donald Trump while the president signed two executive orders easing government regulations and increasing transparency. Listen to this article: "I don't have any independent confirmation...

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