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  • Broadcasting & Cable: CRA to Block Internet Reg Rollback Launching Tuesday
    Posted in In The News on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Innovation, Technology

    Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) is introducing the Congressional Review Act resolution Tuesday (Feb. 27) to nullify the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. On the House side, 150 Democrats have introduced a similar measure. The timing makes sense given that Feb. 27 marks network neutrality activists' OneMoreVote day of action on pushing for the one more Republican vote the CRA would need to pass the Senate, as long as all those who have said they support it, including one Republican already, actually vot... Read more

  • KCRA: Wanted: Architects to redesign aging West Sacramento bridge
    Posted in In The News on January 29, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation

    WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) — Two cities, connected by an aging bridge over a powerful river, are moving closer toward a major new transportation hub. The iconic I Street Bridge that links Sacramento and West Sacramento is scheduled to be replaced with a new bridge. The original bridge first opened in 1911. Many drivers said they find the drive in ultra-thin car lanes on the bridge to be scary. "As an older person, you know I want to be in the middle of the lane,” West Sacramento resident St... Read more

  • Multichannel News: Federal Spectrum Bill Reintroduced
    Posted in In The News on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    By: John Eggerton A bipartisan bill, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act, has been reintroduced in an effort to get government spectrum holders to give it up for the cause, the cause being more spectrum for wireless broadband, Wi-Fi and more. The bill has been introduced multiple times, so far without success. The bill also creates an incentive auction for that freed-up spectrum similar to the one that just wrapped up last month for reclaimed broadcast spectrum. The latest effort is co-sponsored ... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: Fear of Automation’s Dark Side Leads to Calls for Action
    Posted in In The News on April 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Some investors back policy or private-industry moves to head off a dystopian future By TOMIO GERON Matt Ocko is a venture capitalist placing big bets on the latest in artificial intelligence and big data. But he also expects that leaps forward in related automation technology will put many people out of work, and he’s one of several Silicon Valley investors who think it’s unfair to expect society to adapt without offering help to people who are at risk from rapid change. “You can’t simply comman... Read more

  • E&E News: Dems mount legislative opposition to executive order
    Posted in In The News on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    As promised, Democrats in Congress are pushing against President Trump's executive order that wipes out much of the Obama administration's effort to address climate change. Today, 36 House Democrats led by Reps. Brad Schneider of Illinois, Doris Matsui of California, Paul Tonko of New York and Charlie Crist of Florida introduced a bill to overturn the "Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" order. Dubbed the "Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth ... Read more

  • Sacramento Bee: GOP health plan withdrawal offers reprieve to some California consumers
    Posted in In The News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Claudia Buck and Sammy Caiola After months of angry town halls, contentious debate and last-minute White House lobbying, Obamacare got a reprieve Friday, as House Republicans pulled their replacement health care proposal before it went to a vote. For now that means the Affordable Care Act remains intact. While health care advocates in California say consumers “dodged a bullet,” it remains unclear if or when another repeal plan might appear. “The existential threat to the ACA seems to be over ... Read more

    Posted in In The News on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    by Lydia Beyoud House Democrats introduced a handful of bills March 16 to address future socio-economic disruption caused by job automation and help close the persistent divide in broadband access between rural and low-income communities and more affluent, urban and suburban ones. The likelihood of job loss in the U.S. driven by tech innovation in robotics and automation is increasing. Researchers have estimated that the scale of U.S. jobs under threat due to automation in the next couple decade... Read more

  • Sacramento Bee: Sacramento-area residents make the guest list for Trump’s speech
    Posted in In The News on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    BY TARYN LUNA The guest list isn’t limited to lawmakers for President Donald Trump’s first address before a joint Congress Tuesday night in Washington. It’s a tradition for members of Congress to extend a special invitation to someone of their choosing. The guests typically embody issues that are important to each politician. Trump, who promised to secure the nation’s borders on the campaign trail, is bringing along Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver, the wives of the late Placer County Deputy Micha... Read more

  • Sacramento Bee: Restored Sacramento train depot offers glimpse of past and future
    Posted in In The News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Anita Chabria A few years ago, pigeons roosted inside on the decrepit rafters of the Sacramento Valley Station. Train passengers waited outside in the elements to retrieve their bags. On Thursday, the doors officially opened on the rehabbed building that city and state leaders said they hope will serve as a “front door” to Sacramento and highlight both the history and future of the region. And provide a sheltered luggage area. “Every century or so, we use this very depot to imagine, re-image ... Read more

  • Sacramento Bee: Rep. Doris Matsui discusses Trump’s orders, her history of internment and Democrats’ future
    Posted in In The News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    By Robin Opsahl Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento, spoke about her experience in the House, her family’s history of internment and politics in the Trump era Thursday to a crowd of more than 100 at the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento as a part of the “She Shares” series that features prominent women leaders. Matsui answered questions from moderator Karen Breslau, a former Newsweek correspondent, and the audience. Here are some excerpts Q: Recently, what have you been hearing from your constituents? A: ... Read more

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