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Rural California is coming out of the woods –Politico

RCRC Chair and Monterey County Supervisor Chris Lopez is quoted in POLITICO discussing the significance of having two of California’s legislative leaders, Speaker Robert Rivas and Senator Mike McGuire, hail from rural districts and the potential impact such leadership could have for addressing rural concerns in budget and policy discussions.


Where is the nation's lowest job growth? Look no further than rural California –Los Angeles Times

Amid a population slowdown and housing crisis, California can add another distinction to its list of woes: lackluster job growth. From September 2022 to September 2023, the number of employed people grew just .15%, the lowest figure of any state.


California home insurance exodus pushes state's last-resort backup plan toward insolvency –East Bay Times

As home insurers flee California, the state’s last-resort insurance plan is warning that it’s being pushed toward insolvency, forced to cover a rapidly growing number of properties that have lost traditional coverage and unable to collect enough in premiums to cover potential losses.