The Economy

President Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law

August 23, 2022 / By
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On August 16, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law which will lower costs for families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and finally ask the largest corporations to pay their fair share.

Mojave Inland Port will bring thousands of jobs to Kern County

August 22, 2022 / By

The Mojave Inland Port will create 3,000 new jobs in Kern County with almost $230 million in labor income.

Board of Supervisors propose 1% sales tax for unincorporated areas of Kern

June 30, 2022 / By
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During Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, the board discussed a measure that will appear on the November 2022 ballot to bring more funding into the unincorporated areas of Kern.

Equal Rights Advocates remains determined to keep fighting after overturn of Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022 / By
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Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) released a press release after the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v.

Kern organizations come together to apply for CERF grant

June 24, 2022 / By
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Organizations in Kern County are in the process of applying for the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF).

Analysis reveals Kern hasn’t been sharing its prosperity with workers

June 23, 2022 / By

A new labor market analysis by the Kern High Road Coalition (KHRC) found that Kern County’s economy has not produced shared prosperity in recent decades, as workers have experienced significant wage declines and inequality.