The Greater ý Chamber Political Action Committee, which represents more than 1,100 members and more than 70,000 local jobs, announced five local endorsements ahead of the March 5 primary election.

With no clear front-runner in California’s 20th Congressional District race, former President Donald Trump made clear his preference in the eight-candidate race on Tuesday, formally recognizing Assemblyman Vince Fong, R-ý, as the region’s rightful representative.

Nearly four months after forming a bipartisan select committee and two hearings later, Assembly Speaker Robert Rivas announced legislation Thursday to combat shoplifting and organized retail theft — just beating the deadline to introduce new bills.

David Giglio, the Madera businessman who branded himself a pro-Trump maverick willing to rail against former Rep. Kevin McCarthy and the Republican establishment, announced Friday he will suspend his campaign to represent California’s 20th Congressional District.

Congressman David Valadao, R-Hanford, joined five colleagues Monday in introducing new legislation aimed at curbing the reach and impact of fentanyl trafficked by cartels through the U.S. border with Mexico.

Gov. Gavin ýom’s recipe for digging the state out of a multi-billion dollar budget hole has “strengths and weaknesses” while his revenue projections are “plausible, but optimistic,” the nonpartisan analyst’s office representing the Legislature said Saturday.

ý’s 44th Prayer Breakfast is set in two weeks’ time, for Jan. 23. The annual event, starting at 6:40 a.m., brings together thousands in a communal ceremony over prayers, casserole and speeches — on homelessness, oil, agriculture and the economy.

“Governor ýom is the first governor in history to go from a $100 billion surplus to declaring a budget emergency in two years. He talks a lot about keeping the spending commitments made in the previous year’s budgets, but that spending spree has wasted billions of dollars on government pr…