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Salas Introduces Turf Removal Tax Credit Drought Relief Bill

Hanford students spark inspiration for legislation 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 603 which will establish a statewide tax credit for consumers that replace conventional grass with more drought-resistant landscaping.

“Times of severe drought can bring about creative solutions,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “Two students from Hanford had an idea to incentivize synthetic grass, and we’re going to see if we can make their idea a reality.”

Salas Celebrates McFarland Legacy

Assemblymember hosts screening of the new Disney film “McFarland, USA”

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today welcomed local high school students to a special screening of the upcoming Disney film “McFarland, USA” following a community event to build a new playground.

“McFarland High School’s Cross Country team has become legendary after winning 25 section titles since 1987,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “There is truly something special happening in the Central Valley where our students can show that we can compete and win at the highest levels” concluded Assemblymember Salas.

Salas Responds to Governor’s Proposed Budget

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2015-16 Budget, which provides an estimated $113.3 billion in General Fund spending.

The Budget includes $120 million for state universities, provided the California State University and University of California do not raise tuition. For K-12 schools, funding levels will increase by more than $2,600 per student. The Budget begins the implementation of the Water Bond by including $532 million to fund safe drinking water, water reliability, and water storage. The proposal also boosts funding for workforce training by $1.2 billion, which will help grow jobs and the economy. The Governor plans to expand Medi-Cal health coverage to over 12 million Californians and reduce the state’s unfunded liability for retiree health care benefits.

New Laws, New Ideas for 2015

Salas Launches “There Ought to Be a Law Contest,”
Holds Community Coffees & Workshops with Constituents

Sacramento, CA - With the New Year and 2015-2016 Legislative Session approaching, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D – Bakersfield) is seeking ideas and informing residents about new laws taking effect.

Salas Gains Committee Chairmanship

Salas named Chair of Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review

SACRAMENTO – Speaker Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) named Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to one of a few coveted Chairmanship posts in the State Assembly. Asemblymember Salas was named Chair of the Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.

“I want to thank the Speaker for this leadership role to ensure that government is accountable for taxpayer dollars” said Assemblymember Salas. “I look forward to holding hearings to identify ways to cut bureaucracy, remove red tape and ensure that government is running as efficiently as possible.”

Salas Recognizes Red Ribbon Week

Asks community to join him to keep kids drug free

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 175 has proclaimed October 23 to October 31, 2014 as Red Ribbon Week. Assemblymember Salas asked parents and students to make commitments to live in a drug-free environment.

“Promoting a positive, drug-free climate in our schools improves the general learning environment and assists today’s youth in establishing good health habits that last a lifetime,”

Salas Bill to Stop Illegal Gambling Headed to Governor

AB 1439 will close a loophole and put a stop to illegal gambling sweepstakes cafes

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 1439 to shut down illegal sweepstakes gambling cafes passed the Assembly floor unanimously and will now go before the Governor to be signed into law.

“We have seen how illegal gambling at these cafes are a threat to both public safety and local business,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This legislation will be the final nail in the coffin for illegal gambling cafes and stop them from exploiting a loophole in the law that allowed them to proliferate across the state.”

Salas Nurse Education Bill Signed by Governor

AB 548 chaptered with bi-partisan support

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 548 was signed by Governor Brown and chaptered into law. This legislation authorizes community college districts to utilize a multi-criteria selection process for their nursing programs.

“The Central Valley already faces a shortage of doctors and nurses,” said Assemblymember Salas. “AB 548 will improve success rates in our competitive nursing programs, getting qualified nurses into the workforce.”

Salas Hospital Authority Bill Passes Senate Unanimously

AB 2546 would allow for creation of a Kern County Hospital Authority

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced that his Assembly Bill (AB) 2546 that would give the Kern County Board of Supervisors the option to establish a Hospital Authority to manage and administer the Kern Medical Center passed the Senate floor unanimously.

"After working with local stakeholders, it became clear that the creation of a hospital authority is an option to save KMC. I'm pleased that the legislature is going to empower Kern County's local government to be able to ensure that this hospital continues to provide vital health care services that the Central Valley so greatly needs."

Assemblymember Salas Statement on Passage of $7.545 Billion Water Bond

Assembly passes historic bi-partisan water bond 77-1

SACRAMENTO – Today, the California Legislature passed a historic water bond.  Since taking office in 2012, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has worked diligently to make sure the voices of the Central Valley are heard, not only on water but also on other critical issues affecting the valley.  Senate Bill 866/Assembly Bill 1471 provides $7.545 billion dollars for safe drinking water and storage projects, giving California the ability to store water for use during dry years.

“California’s population has more than doubled since 1960 – going from 15 million to over 38 million people.  Today’s historic vote invests in California’s water infrastructure and helps secure our states ability to remain as a worldwide economic powerhouse,” stated Assemblymember Salas.

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