Trump Adminstration

New Trump rule could eliminate food stamps for almost 200,000 Californians

Dec 5, 2019
Kaitlyn Tolin

The Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday that will cut off food stamps to roughly 688,000 American adults by requiring states to enforce work requirements. According to the CalFresh program manager for San Luis Obispo County, 924 of the nearly 9,000 CalFresh recipients in the county will lose assistance under the new rule. CalFresh is the California nutrition program that administers the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

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March 9 is the last day to publicly comment on the Trump Administration's intent to open up the California coast to oil and gas exploration. The deadline is nine p.m. Pacific time.  

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San Luis Obispo County’s Carrizo Plain National Monument is not on the list of monuments nationwide recommended for elimination or size reduction by U.S. Dept. of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. According to a leaked copy of Zinke’s report to President Trump, none of the six California national monuments on the original review list are up for revision. But Zinke did recommend changes to ten of the 27 national monuments on the review list, including Bears Ears in Utah, Cascade-Siskiyou in Oregon and Gold Butte in Nevada.

SLO demonstrators plan to "defend DACA"

Sep 5, 2017
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The White House announced Tuesday the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - known as DACA - program. According to U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal's office, approximately 9,000 people formerly eligible for the program live on the Central Coast.

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On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to expand offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters and the outer continental shelf. It calls for a review of current five-year plan for oil and gas leases, and directs the secretary of the interior to establish a streamlined permitting process.