Berryhill Bulletin

Berryhill Bulletin: January 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Standing up for manufacturers

I am pleased to announce I received a 100-percent vote score from the California Manufacturers & Technology Association for 2017. As you know, business is jobs and jobs are important to me.

CMTA supports more than 30,000 manufacturers in California, 1.2 million employees and more than $250 billion in gross state product. I am proud of my voting record and will continue to fight for jobs in this state.

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Welcome back

January marks the start of a new year in the two-year legislative session. I’ll be focusing on veterans, Californians who got stuck with the fire tax, foster kids, tree mortality, 12-month fishing licenses and maybe a few more things. I’ll keep you posted as my legislative agenda progresses.

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Influenza

Influenza has hit the state and the Central Valley hard this year. We need to do what we can to prevent spreading the illness. Here is some information from the California Department of Public Health:

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Flu activity is widespread in California and most of the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is best. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. Influenza seasons are unpredictable and can begin as early as October.

You can also take some basic steps to protect yourself and family from getting flu and other respiratory infections. Make sure to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue, and stay home when you are sick.

Frequently Asked Flu Questions: 2017-2018 Influenza Season (CDC)

Who's at Risk, How it Spreads, and More

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Immunization Recommendations

Where to Get Vaccinated

Vaccine Finder. Check in advance about cost and insurance coverage; influenza vaccine is typically covered by health insurance.

Local health departments may offer free or low-cost influenza vaccines.

The California Vaccines for Children program provides no-cost vaccines to eligible children 18 years old and younger.

For more information, visit the CDPH website.

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Budget

The draft budget released this month by Governor Brown projects a surplus of somewhere between $6 billion and $7.5 billion, which only proves what we’ve been saying all along: Taxes in this state are too darn high.

Instead of spending the surplus on new government programs that will only lead to even higher taxes in down years, let’s at least put the money to good use by paying down pension debt, investing in local communities and protecting against economic downturns in the future.

As the budget process proceeds, I will actively encourage my colleagues to resist the urge to blow the money.

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In The News

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Follow Me!

We are starting to use Twitter and Facebook more and more to communicate with all of our constituents. It’s cheaper and more efficient than many of the traditional methods of communication, like mailings and earned media.

Twitter: @TomBerryhill

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorTomBerryhill/

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We are here to help

The 8th Senate District is 27,000 square miles - one of the largest districts in the Senate and about the size of Rhode Island. To better serve you, I have set up three regional district offices with great staff available to listen to your opinions on legislation, lend a hand with problems you may be having with state agencies, or arrange an appointment with me. We also hold mobile office hours (see below). Please do not hesitate to contact one of my local offices if we can be of assistance.

Capitol Office
State Capitol, Rm 3067
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 651-4008

Fresno Office
6215 N. Fresno St.
Fresno, CA 93710
(599) 253-7122

Jackson Office
33 C Broadway
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-9140

Oakdale Office
102 Grove Ave, Suite B
Oakdale, CA 95361
(209) 848-8001

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Mobile office hours

Fresno Office:

Squaw Valley – January 22nd (4th Monday)
1 pm – 3 pm
Bear Mountain Branch Library
30733 East Kings Canyon Road
Squaw Valley, CA 93675
(559) 332-2528

Three Rivers – February 8th (2nd Thursday)
12 pm – 2 pm
Three Rivers Branch Library
42052 Eggers Drive
Three Rivers, CA 93271
(559) 561-4564

Oakdale Office:

Denair – January 25th (4th Thursday)
10:30 pm – 11:30 am
Denair Community Services District
3850 North Gratton Road, Denair, Ca 95316
209-848-8001

Waterford – February 2nd (1st Friday)
2:00 – 3:00pm
City of Waterford
101 E. Street, Waterford, Ca 95386

Oakdale – February 2nd (1st Friday)
3:30 – 4:30pm
Senator Berryhill District Office
102 Grove Ave, Oakdale, Ca 95361

Sonora – February 6th (1st Tuesday)
10:00 – 11:30am
Sonora City Fire Department
201 South Shepherd Street, Sonora, Ca 95370

Hughson – February 8th (2nd Thursday)
11:00 – 12:00pm
City of Hughson City Hall
7018 Pine Street, Hughson, Ca 95326

Turlock – February 8th (2nd Thursday)
1:30 – 2:30pm
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
115 S. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, Ca 95380

Denair – February 22nd (4th Thursday)
10:30 – 11:30am
Denair Community Services District
3850 North Gratton Road, Denair, Ca 95316

Waterford – March 2nd (1st Friday)
2:00 – 3:00pm
City of Waterford
101 E. Street, Waterford, Ca 95386

Oakdale – March 2nd (1st Friday)
3:30 – 4:30pm
Senator Berryhill District Office
102 Grove Ave, Oakdale, Ca 95361

Sonora – March 6th (1st Tuesday)
10:00 – 11:30am
Sonora City Fire Department
201 South Shepherd Street, Sonora, Ca 95370

Hughson – March 8th (2nd Thursday)
11:00 – 12:00pm
City of Hughson City Hall
7018 Pine Street, Hughson, Ca 95326

Turlock – March 8th (2nd Thursday)
1:30 – 2:30pm
Turlock Chamber of Commerce
115 S. Golden State Blvd, Turlock, Ca 95380

Denair – March 22nd (4th Thursday)
10:30 – 11:30am
Denair Community Services District
3850 North Gratton Road, Denair, Ca 95316

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