May 21, 2018

This Week in Brief

Local Issues:

  • Mayor Brand will present his initial plan for the 2018-19 FY City of Fresno Budget
  • The council will hear a presentation on marijuana regulations and taxes

State Issues:

  • The Governor Jerry Brown presented his May revision to the annual state budget and warned against using the $7.5 billion currently being held in the discretionary surplus fund.
  • Bills are currently making their way through the committee process, with many of them currently being held in the Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees.
  • Our organization’s board and staff will be traveling to Sacramento to discuss our state issue priorities with our elected officials.

Federal Level:

  • The Farm Bill failed passage in the house.
  • There has been no movement on the two different immigration bills being held in the house.


  • Absentee ballots are out, don’t forget to send yours in, click here to see our recommendations for the June 5th Primary election.


  • Eggs and Issues this Friday on Immigration, click here to get your ticket before registration closes!