Valley’s Edge moves forward | PG&E settlement tax break | Special legislative session
The latest North State and California news on our airwaves for Monday, Dec. 5.
Valley’s Edge proposal passes Chico Planning Commission
The Chico Planning Commission voted 5-2 Thursday to certify the environmental impact report for the Valley’s Edge development. Final approval now rests with the City Council, though no date has been set.
— Ken Devol, NSPR
Some PG&E trust recipients eligible for refund on taxes paid on settlement money
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law in September waiving state taxes on settlement money paid to survivors from the PG&E Fire Victim Trust. A spokesperson for state’s Franchise Tax Board confirmed the law also means payees of the trust are entitled to a refund on state taxes they’ve already paid. Survivors can file an amended tax return with their tax representatives or by using tax preparation software.
— Jamie Jiang, NSPR
State lawmakers to convene, address gas prices
Today, state lawmakers will convene in a rare special legislative session. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants them to address gas prices and what he calls price gouging by oil companies. Lawmakers, however, don’t seem to share the governor's urgency on the issue.
— CapRadio Staff
Report: California gun data breach result of poor training
A new report says a data breach at the California Department of Justice was the result of poor training and lack of professional rigor at the agency. Last summer, the DOJ accidentally leaked the personal information of hundreds of thousands of concealed carry firearm license applicants.
— CapRadio Staff
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