Monday Apr 21
Contra Costa Times
Political Blotter: House members cheer tougher penalties for illegal pot grows
This is a sampling from Bay Area News Group's Political Blotter blog. Read more and post comments at www.ibabuzz.com/politics .
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Sat Apr 19, 2014
Lines quickly being drawn in Solano DA's race
With the race for Solano County District Attorney beginning to take shape, money and supporters of the incumbent and his challenger, are beginning to pile up.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Former online poker player hopes to unseat Congressman Mike Thompson
James Hinton of Napa, a former online Texas Hold 'Em poker player, is doing something no Republican has dared to this year: He's going all in and challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson in the heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Lake County Record-Bee
Thompson applauds unemployment insurance extention
Congressman Mike Thompson commended the Senate for passing bipartisan legislation to extend unemployment insurance for nearly 3 million Americans, including more than 514,000 Californians.
Former online poker player James Hinton hopes to unseat Democrat Mike Thompson
James Hinton of Napa, a former on-line Texas Hold 'Em poker player, is doing something no Republican has dared to this year: He's going all in and challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson in the heavily Democratic 5th Congressional District.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
NewsTalk 1530 KFBK
Higher Penalties For Illegally Grown Marijuana
Congressman Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman are just a few of the lawmakers who are happy with the U.S. Sentencing Commission for raising the penalties for those who illegally grow pot that effects the environment and property.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Sonoma Valley Sun
Thompson: 'Reckless' budget plan won't pass Senate
Though the House Majority's Fiscal Year 2015 budget was passed by the House today, Sonoma Valley's U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, who voted against it, said the Senate will not pass the budget, and if it did, the President would veto it.
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Wed Apr 09, 2014
State Democrats still need Rep. Thompson
At first, it was only black Democratic Party candidates in the Delta who sought the favor of Mississippi's first legitimate African-American political kingmaker.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Group says Congress should set example by hiring more vets
Despite numerous efforts by lawmakers in recent years to spur veterans employment in the private sector, few congressional offices have followed suit.
The Business Journal
Insurance: Sonoma, Marin to get 'urban' Medicare reimbursement
Legislation enabling health care providers, including many in the North Bay, to collect higher reimbursement rates on Medicare patients recently passed the U.S. Senate and was signed by the president, a move that will likely permit more physicians to treat Medicare patients.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Community Voice
SCEIP still going strong, celebrates 5th anniversary
The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program is celebrating its fifth anniversary, riding the wave of a nationwide resurgence in support for Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.
Mike Thompson's I5 RV Show Kicking Off Today
California-based multilocation dealer Mike Thompson's RV Superstore is kicking off today its I5 RV Show at its Santa Fe Springs location.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Solano contingent meets with D.C. leaders
A team of Solano leaders has jumped coasts this week, ensconced in the nation's capitol to lobby Congressional leaders and staff regarding local transportation needs.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Brown, Thompson step in to aid PACE loan program for homeowners
Gov. Jerry Brown and Rep. Mike Thompson are involved in separate efforts to boost Sonoma County's groundbreaking program to help residents pay for energy-saving improvements to their homes.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Editorial: Nudge Congress to act on public lands bills
Until earlier this month, Congress hadn't acted to protect a single new acre of public land as a national park, national conservation area or wilderness area since 2009.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Inside Bay Area
VA benefits backlog: Critics say agency is still too slow
Whenever Vietnam veteran Don Cooper asked about his request for an in-home aide, the Oakland VA regional benefit office told him the same thing: A decision would take 14 months.
Wed Mar 26, 2014
Lake County Record-Bee
Congressman Mike Thompson to host annual ravioli dinner in Lakeport
Congressman Mike Thompson will host his 23rd annual Lake County Ravioli Dinner Saturday at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Growers of thirsty pot are under fire in drought-struck California
State officials say a pot plant sucks up an average of 6 gallons of water per day, worsening a shortage caused by one of the biggest droughts on record.
US Intelligence Committee Plots End to NSA Bulk Data Collection
Chairman Mike Rogers and Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger today introduced the FISA Transparency and Modernization Act of 2014.