Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

Governor Brown signs bill returning funds to county’s newest cities

JURUPA VALLEY – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will restore millions of dollars in revenue taken away from four cities in Riverside County and used to pay for public safety realignment programs. “With this bill, millions of tax dollars will flow to benefit the people of Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Menifee and Wildomar,” Brown said […]

Deadline to file for unclaimed property tax refunds with Riverside County is Aug. 1.

RIVERSIDE – Owners of residential or business property in Riverside County have until Aug. 1 to file for unclaimed property tax refunds. Board of supervisors Chairman John F. Tavaglione and Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent issued the reminder to give taxpayers sufficient time to file for refunds and not be caught short by the deadline. Filing […]

Countywide jobless rate unchanged in March

RIVERSIDE – Losses in a few sectors of the regional economy were offset by gains in others, leaving the unemployment rate in Riverside County unchanged last month, state officials reported last week. The jobless rate in March, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent – the same as February, according to the California Employment Development […]

‘Deep cuts’ may be on horizon for some county departments

Double-digit cuts may be in store for some Riverside County agencies over the next few years as the county contends with a growing set of cost burdens and relatively flat revenue, Paul McDonnell, the county chief financial officer, said. “What’s our strategy?” McDonnell said, addressing the board of supervisors. “We’ve got to put a budget […]

Graduation rates rise in California

RIVERSIDE – The dropout rate among Riverside County students in the high school class of 2015-2016 dropped from the previous year, coupled with an upward tick in the graduation rate, according to figures released by the state Department of Education. The dropout rate for Riverside County students who started high school in 2012-2013 was 6.3 […]

Countywide jobless rate sinks slightly

RIVERSIDE – An uptick in hiring pushed the unemployment rate down in Riverside County last month, state officials reported Friday, March 24. The jobless rate in February, based on preliminary estimates, was 5.5 percent, compared to 5.7 percent in January, according to the California Employment Development Department. The February rate was six-tenths below the year-ago […]

Home prices climb countywide

RIVERSIDE – The median price of a single-family home in Riverside County edged up 2.7 percent last month, the California Association of Realtors reported last week. The median home price countywide in February was $367,250, compared to $357,500 in January, according to CAR. On a year-to-year level, prices were roughly 11 percent higher; in February […]

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