Rural Counties Banding Together for Broadband Access

Calaveras County Supervisor Jack Garamendi, Chair of RCRC's newest affiliate entity Golden State Connect Authority (GSCA), discusses how rural counties are banding together to take advantage of recent state and...

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RCRC 2021 Legislative Digest

RCRC's Government Affairs staff advocated on behalf of member counties on hundreds of bills in 2021. The RCRC 2021 Legislative Digest provides an overview of significant bills representing these efforts.Available here.

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FEDERAL SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS

Adopted in 1906, federal law requires the U.S. Forest Service to provide counties and schools with 25 percent of the revenues generated on federal forest lands from a variety of...

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FEDERAL PAYMENTS IN LIEU OF TAXES

In October 1976, Congress enacted the Federal Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) Act to provide federal payments to local governments to help offset losses in property tax revenues due to...

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STATE REGULATORY STRUCTURE ON HEMP

In December 2018, Congress enacted the 2018 Farm Bill, which included provisions that federally legalize hemp in any state that has a regulatory plan meeting a number of conditions (or accedes to a...

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TREE MORTALITY

The USDA Forest Service estimates that 129 million trees have died from drought-related insect infestation since 2010.   Bark beetles are native to California and attack trees under stress.  They are...

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WILDFIRE FUNDING

RCRC continues to advocate for a common sense approach toward reducing the effects and severity of wildfires that have plagued California over the past decade.  Concurrently, wildfires continue to threaten...

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RCRC affiliate, Golden State Finance Authority has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Consultative Services to develop two Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). The work is made possible by a grant from the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration and will cover Colusa County and Inyo/Mono/Alpine Counties. Interested respondents can access the RFP here.

See here: GSFA CEDS RFP-22-01 Final_0.pdf (rcrcnet.org)