Current Articles

May 3, 2017
Merced County does not always get its fair share. As elected officials, we see it on almost a daily basis. Funding formulas typically favor more urban and coastal areas while communities in the Valley get what’s leftover.
March 13, 2017
The pitch of politics seems higher than ever this year. That, however, does not change the core responsibility of elected officials to serve the residents of their district.
February 15, 2017
Immigration is by far the most salient topic in the United States right now. While the current focus is on actions over the past few weeks, we have to have greater perspective. The politicians in Washington have allowed our nation’s immigration system to become such a mess. It would be great if we...
December 20, 2016
"In Merced County I think we have twice the state average of unemployment we have upwards of 26 percent in poverty level", said Anthony Cannella who represents the 12th Senate District. Cannellla goes on to say that the Water Board's plan known as SED will not help Salmon population like they say...