Consultant’s help at Hemet Sheriff’s Station has ended

For several years, Riverside County’s budget problems have continued, if not worsened. In the fall of 2016, the County contracted with KPMG, an international...

Panoramic views, excitement a surprise for visitors to Lamb Canyon Landfill

People interested in getting a seagull’s-eye-view at one of Riverside County’s largest landfills soon will have that chance, as well as an opportunity to...

Climate report finds increasing emission-raised temperatures

In early November, the Trump administration released a “Climate Science Special Report.” Contrary to many of the administration’s environmental officials, the report finds that...

State issues rules for budding cannabis businesses

On Nov. 16, the state’s new Bureau of Cannabis Control, housed in the Department of Consumer Affairs, issued an emergency rulemaking in order to...

Gulp! State Senate may tax drinking water from tap

The cost of water may increase and local water districts may have no role in the change. The California Assembly’s Appropriations Committee held...

Tahquitz High School student diagnosed with active tuberculosis

Health officials urge TB testing for some students and staff On Tuesday, Riverside County health officials announced that a student at Tahquitz High School in...

Supervisors approve budget; public safety funding tight

While the state has reduced the major threat to the Riverside County fiscal year 2017-18 budget, the 6.5-percent cuts across all departments were essentially...

County consultant confident of continuing budget savings from criminal justice agencies

The consultant hired 18 months ago to help Riverside County gain control of its spiraling budget (projected initial deficits of $40 million) reported...

V. Manny Perez new Supervisor for 4th District

Brown makes appointment to replace Benoit When it meets on May 23, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors will have five members. Last week, Gov....

Governor’s May budget increases slightly from January

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown released his “May Revision” for the 2017-18 state budget. Changes from the January budget proposal were modest. As a result of a slight higher revenue forecast, Brown’s May budget proposal totals $124 billion of state funds, which is $1.5 billion more than the January submission.
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