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New legislation targets predatory ADA lawsuits

January 09, 2015

Yet another San Joaquin Valley lawmaker has introduced state legislation to dampen predatory lawsuits against businesses brought in the name of greater access for disabled people.

Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Manteca, this week unveiled Senate Bill 67 to “reduce the profit incentive to file frivolous lawsuits based on minor and technical deficiencies,” she said in a press release.

Area legislators re-appointed to state agriculture posts

January 08, 2015

By The Record
Posted Jan. 8, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

STOCKTON — The agriculturally rich San Joaquin County continues to be well represented by its legislators on committees focused on what is a $2.9 billion local industry.

State Sen. Cathleen Galgiani, D-Stockton, announced she has been re-appointed as the chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman continues to sit on the Assembly Agriculture Committee.

Galgiani rescues enterprise zone bill

August 06, 2013

The reform of California's crumbling enterprise zone system was a tremendous bipartisan achievement that will ensure the Central Valley has the tools to create jobs for years. The bill extends hiring credits and exempts manufacturers, food processors, and wineries from sales tax on equipment upgrades.

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Farm to Fork aims to show how to take advantage of Valley's bounty

August 02, 2013

STOCKTON - No more cheeseburgers for 9-year-old Juan Duran of Stockton.

"There's too much fat and salt," the Stockton boy concluded after observing a test tube containing the overabundance of both ingredients found in a cheeseburger. (For example, a Big Mac from McDonald's contains 29 grams of fat, or 45 percent of the daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet, and 970 milligrams of salt, or 40 percent of the daily value).

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