The City of Merced is located in the Central Valley of California. Merced is located approximately 110 miles southeast of San Francisco and 310 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The City has a population of about 80,542, and serves as the county seat. Read More
The city is located on Highway 33, along the Interstate 5 corridor, 280 miles north of Los Angeles, 92 miles south of Sacramento, 89 miles southeast of San Francisco and 45 miles southeast of Livermore. Read More
The City of Los Banos, population 37,017, is situated on the west side of Merced County and is the county's second largest city. The city is conveniently located in the center of California Read More
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California Assemblyman Adam Gray D-Merced, said he decided to “take the bull by the horns” in introducing legislation to fight workers’ compensation fraud in the state.
In a commentary in the Modesto Bee on Thursday, Gray said his Assembly Bill 1244 “will eliminate some of the biggest scams that cost honest businesses and honest injured workers” more than an estimated $1 billion every year. The bill, as amended in the Senate, was approved by the Assembly Insurance Committee on Thursday.
As gestures go, declaring striped bass a "native species" of California was a real laugher.
Fearing someone might develop a case of sanity around a fish that thrives by eating actual native species like salmon, smelt and trout, the outgoing president of California's Fish & Game Commission acted unilaterally on the bass's behalf. He made them all freshwater citizens of California.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray’s (D-Merced) bill, AB 1244, eliminates fraud scams that cost honest businesses and injured workers over $1 billion every year.
“Under this bill, doctors and medical providers who have been banned by either Medicaid or Medi-Cal for fraudulent billing will be automatically banned from Workers Compensation,” says Gray. “They won’t get paid a dime.”
With negotiations over extending California’s landmark climate change programs struggling during the last month of the state’s legislative session, lawmakers are once again pushing for changes at the agency responsible for making the greenhouse gas reductions work.
California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would bar medical providers who’ve been convicted of felonies from treating injured workers.
The bill would require the state Department of Industrial Relations to ban medical providers who have also been stripped of a medical license or excluded from Medicare or Medi-Cal for a fraud-related offense.
The San Joaquin Valley’s air quality continues to rank among the worst in the nation. The American Lung Association gives the Valley an “F” for both ozone and particle pollution. The report points out that air quality has improved somewhat since the 1990s, but the reality remains that Valley residents breathe some of the worst air in America.
We should be implementing air quality improvement programs to clean up the air, but instead the Legislature and California Air Resources Board are fixated on lofty long-term greenhouse gas reduction programs.
Assemblymember Adam Gray honored Alfred “Fred” Garcia of Modesto as the Veteran of the Year for the 21st Assembly District. Mr. Garcia was honored today at a luncheon in Sacramento.
Fred Garcia served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1973, holding the rank of Sergeant. Mr. Garcia is a Disabled American Veteran who spent time in Japan, Vietnam, and Okinawa during a turbulent period in our history.
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Adam C. Gray (D-Merced) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s approval of the 2016-17 California State Budget:
“This is an on-time and balanced budget with the largest reserve in our state’s history. It includes one of the single largest investments in the state’s primary care residency program and provides additional funding to incentivize doctors to open offices in underserved areas like the San Joaquin Valley. It also invests $10 million in the Earthquake Early Warning System to protect property, mitigate systemic damage, and above all, save lives.
Gov. Jerry Brown approved the state budget Monday that includes the $4.5 million championed by Merced-area elected officials to fight gang violence and other law enforcement issues.
The Violence Interruption/Prevention Emergency Response, or VIPER, program uses social media, gang sources and information databases to intervene before violence happens, according to leaders. Another $20 million in the state’s budget is set to go to police departments with 100 or fewer officers, which describes all six police departments in the county, to implement plans to work with young people before they join gangs, among other efforts.