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Editorial: Partisan gridlock eases on Obamacare and immigration

By   /  Friday, February 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Partisan gridlock eases on Obamacare and immigration

Movement on immigration reform and fixing the Affordable Care Act are perhaps the political version of the “green shoots” that former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke talked about in the early stages of economic recovery.

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Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2013  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County leaders call for immigration reform

Business and agriculture leaders speaking at a Nov. 8 economic forecast hosted by the California Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting put forth a vocal call for immigration reform amid a deepening farm-labor shortage.

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Op/ed: Immigration reform can move our economy forward

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2013  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Op/ed: Immigration reform can move our economy forward

By Daniel Grossman and Mick Hellman on May 10, 2013 From the business parks of Silicon Valley to the fields of the Central Valley, immigrants help fuel California’s economic engine. Unfortunately, our nation’s immigration policies resemble a badly tuned carburetor, restricting the full participation of immigrants in our system, choking them and us of oxygen Read More →

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Editorial: The perils of a declining Golden State population

By   /  Friday, March 22nd, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: The perils of a declining Golden State population

California’s stubbornly high unemployment rate reflects structural problems that simply will not go away.

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Editorial: Immigration reform could open paths to entrepreneurship

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Immigration reform could open paths to entrepreneurship

California’s access to the Pacific Rim, its universities, its base of tech companies and its access to venture capital are huge pluses when it comes to recruiting and retaining foreign-born entrepreneurs.

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Editorial: Bank reform needed to increase small-business access to financing

By   /  Friday, February 1st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Bank reform needed to increase small-business access to financing

They don’t need to be shut out of the financial system by rules that make it too difficult for banks to take relatively small risks on customers who have sound plans but no credit history or extremely limited access to personal capital.

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Farmers fret over worker deficit in the fields

By   /  Friday, November 23rd, 2012  /  Agribusiness, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  2 Comments

An agricultural labor shortage across the Tri-Counties is leaving some farmers wringing their hands and wondering whether a portion of next year’s crops may be left in the ground. Agricultural officials and growers are reporting that for the 2012 harvest season, labor crews were 20 percent to 30 percent smaller than in years past, and Read More →

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