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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

AB 1279 provides $2 million for Valley Fever research and reporting

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) ­­­­­1279 which directs resources toward Valley Fever, a disease that affects residents in counties throughout California.  Specifically, AB 1279 allocates $2 million for research and will establish guidelines for reporting cases of Valley Fever.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

AB 763 responds to Governor’s removal of Kern Independent Living Center funds

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) ­­­­­763 in response to the Governor eliminating funds for local disability services.  Last year, Assemblymember Salas worked closely with Independent Living Center of Kern County and other disability and community groups to secure the funding in last year’s state budget.  Without AB 763 three of the state’s Independent Living Centers (ILCs) including Kern’s will receive zero state funding going forward despite providing the same services offered at other centers throughout the state.

Monday, February 13, 2017

AB 316 invests in workforce training programs to uplift and strengthen economy

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymembers Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and Marie Waldron (R-Escondido) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 316 which seeks to give Californians the tools and opportunities they need to obtain higher paying, middle-class jobs.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Assembly Committees will guide discussion on path forward after Proposition 64

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

AB 326 will train hairstylists to detect signs of domestic violence or sexual assault

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 326 which is designed to educate salon professionals about the signs of domestic abuse or sexual assault as well as how to support and connect their clients with resources for help.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

CA Massage Therapy Council Awards Salas for regulatory leadership

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) received the Legislator of the Year award for the 2016 legislative session from the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).  Salas was recognized for his exemplary leadership as the author of AB 2194 and as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions.

"I am honored to receive this distinguished award and thank the California Massage Therapy Council for this recognition," said Assemblymember Salas (D-Bakersfield).  “Together, we were able to craft meaningful policy that will protect consumers and enable certified therapists to continue to play a vital healing role in our local communities.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Governor Brown Releases 2017-2018 Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2017-2018 state budget proposal that eliminates a projected $2 billion deficit and bolsters the state’s Rainy Day Fund while continuing to invest in core programs.

“I am pleased that the Governor has proposed to exercise discretion and prudence with our state budget,” said Assemblymember Salas. “The proposal keeps the budget balanced and pays down debt while protecting funding for major priorities like education, health care, water, and infrastructure. I look forward to working with the Governor and my colleagues to help build a California focused on growing jobs and a strong economy.”

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Chair, Assembly Committee on Business and Professions

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was selected to serve as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions by Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood).  Salas previously served as Chairman of the committee during the last legislative year.

“I am thankful that Speaker Rendon has given me the opportunity to continue to lead the policy that governs our business practices,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “These issues require thoughtful and intentional leadership as we strive to grow California's economy through government efficiency, oversight and regulatory reform.”

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Coat Drive

450 coats were given away to Kings County children

HANFORD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) is pleased to announce that this year’s Coat Giveaway was a success and provided winter coats to hundreds of children.  Salas partnered with the Professional Latin American Association (PLAA) to facilitate a donation from Southern California Gas to purchase 450 coats to distribute to residents throughout the District.

“When we come together as a community we can make a difference,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Because of our collaboration, hundreds of children will have coats this winter.  This could not have happened without all the partners who volunteered their time, resources and energy to help their neighbors.”

Monday, December 5, 2016

Voters re-elect Salas with one of the largest margins in district history

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was sworn into office by the Honorable Tani Cantil-Sakauye, Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court at a ceremony at the State Capitol. This marks the beginning of his third term representing the 32nd Assembly District.

“Representing communities in the Central Valley has been an incredible honor.” said Salas. “I plan to take on the issues that matter to the Central Valley, like increasing water availability, protecting jobs, improving our schools, and keeping communities safe. I am humbled to have been re-elected to this office and look forward to the work ahead.”