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IRS outsourcing tax collection to private collection agencies

In December 2015, Congress enacted the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Contained within the FAST Act was the requirement that the Internal Revenue Service enter into qualified tax collection contracts with private collection agencies (PCAs) for the collection of outstanding inactive tax receivables.

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CSUS teams up with JC Penney to help students achieve success

Confidence has a tendency to breed success, and few things can bolster confidence like a sharp suit or fashionable blouse and skirt.

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It’s not easy being green, but it’s necessary!

As we continue into the new year, I’m saddened by the loss of one of our members of the Stockton community, Mike Donaghy.

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Be informed about the impacts federal tax reform has on business

Late last year, Congress adopted, and President Trump signed into law sweeping changes to our federal income tax laws. Several changes in the Internal Revenue Code have particular impact for those in the human resources and employment law fields. Those changes are summarized below; however, as always, this column does not substitute for the advice of legal counsel.

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Alternatives to the standard workers’ comp marketplace

The workers’ compensation machine in California is an impressive beast. The standard workers’ comp market is the exclusive remedy for all workplace injuries and indemnity claims (lost wages) for over 500,000 employers. The system responded to nearly 800,000 injured workers in 2015.

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Modesto teens develop award-winning app to help homeless population

Divya Katyal and Haiying Zeng created an award-winning smartphone app that helps to serve the homeless population.

MODESTO — Most teenagers are concerned with fitting in or hanging out with friends. For two local teens, they’re concerned with increasing the functionality of their smartphone app to help serve the homeless population.

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Pro footballer, Stockton mayor talk to students about inclusion

Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz talks with Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs about social isolation at the No One Eats Alone assembly at Hamilton Elementary School in Stockton on Feb. 9, 2018.

STOCKTON—On Feb. 9, students of Hamilton Elementary learned a lesson. This one was not a typical classroom lesson, however.

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Moss selected as new executive director for MMID

After a tumultuous year, the Miracle Mile Improvement District in Stockton has chosen Karin M. Moss as its new executive director.

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Would you live in Downtown Modesto? Many say ‘yes’

The majority of survey respondents in a recent poll said they would have no reservations about living in Downtown Modesto.

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Kaiser posts 2017 financial results; operating revenue up over previous year

Oakland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., its hospitals and subsidiaries reported on its 2017 financial results, showing an increase in all areas of operation.

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