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Senate Budget Subcommittee and Assembly Education Committee vote in favor of funding
BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that his Assembly Bill (AB) 2033 which calls for dedicated funding to the Ag Education Incentive Grant Program cleared the Assembly Education Committee with bipartisan support.
“California didn’t become an agricultural leader by mistake. If we want to keep this industry going then we must invest in the next generation,” said Assemblymember Salas. “I’m pleased that today the state legislature recognized the importance of funding the Ag Incentive Grant as an investment in our future leaders.”
AJR 38 Urges Congress to End Employment Discrimination
BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that his Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR) 38 which urges Congress to expand employment protections to military members and veterans cleared the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee with bipartisan support.
“I’ve heard so many stories from veterans who were turned away from jobs simply because they served,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Our military risked their lives protecting us, and now we can do something to protect them.”
AB 1439 will close a loophole and put a stop to illegal gambling sweepstakes cafes
BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that his Assembly Bill (AB) 1439 to fight illegal sweepstakes gambling cafes cleared the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee with bipartisan support.
“Illegal sweepstakes gambling cafes are a threat to both public safety and local business,” said Assemblymember Salas. “These establishments exploited a loophole in the law that allowed them to proliferate—especially locally in Bakersfield. This legislation will be the final nail in the coffin for illegal gambling cafes.”
Asm. Budget Subcommittee on Education votes unanimously in favor of funding
Assemblymember Salas presents to members of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today testified before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education where he urged that $4.1 million in funding be restored to the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant Program for 2014-2015. Salas was joined at the hearing by FFA students from the 32nd Assembly District and other parts of the state to make the case for funding this program.
Assemblymember Rudy Salas leads a bipartisan coalition of state legislators in rallying thousands of high school students to urge the restoration of funding for Agricultural Education
FFA students and fellow legislators join Salas to make the case for Ag Ed funding
BAKERSFIELD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today rallied over a thousand Future Farmers of America (FFA) students in Sacramento at a California Ag Day press event to call attention to cuts to the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant Program.
“Tell your representatives and tell the Governor that the National blue and corn gold need their support,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Agriculture Education Programs - like FFA - grow more than crops, they grow Californians who lead and feed the nation.”
Assemblymember Salas is joined by Assembly Speaker John Perez and Assemblymembers Bonnie Lowenthal and Connie Conway in honoring Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce President Cynthia Pollard
Assemblymember Salas on the Assembly floor with Woman of the Year honoree Cynthia Pollard
32nd Assembly District Woman of the Year
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today recognized Cynthia Pollard as the 32nd Assembly District Woman of the Year for 2014. As President / CEO of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Pollard has significantly contributed to improving the quality of life in local communities. Assemblymember Salas recognized Pollard for her achievements during a special Assembly Floor ceremony during session.
BAKERSFIELD - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement today after the Fifth Appellate Court of Appeal issued a published opinion in favor of the Kern County District Attorney's office regarding Sweepstakes Gambling Cafes:
"Today's court opinion helps local government shut down these illegal gambling cafes. I will continue to work with law enforcement and local governments to bring clarity in state law and put the final nail in the coffin for illegal gambling sweepstakes cafés by enacting AB 1439 (Salas). Finally, I would like to commend the District Attorney's office and everyone who has been fighting in the courts to stop these illegal gambling operations. Today's court opinion is a step towards a final victory for small businesses and the public safety of our communities."
Central Valley hearings lead to increased funding for storage; Salas calls for more
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Assemblymember Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), Chair of the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee, when Assemblymember Rendon announced the increase of funding for above and below ground storage from $1.5 billion to $2.5 billion in AB 1331, the Clean and Safe Drinking Water Act of 2014. Rendon credited today’s announcement of increased funding to the efforts of Central Valley legislators, specifically Assemblymember Salas, who continually advocated for more investment in storage and water infrastructure.
“The additional funding for more water storage in AB 1331 is a step toward a more comprehensive statewide solution,” said Assemblymember Salas. “An essential piece of the puzzle is making sure that in November the voters have a complete water bond that provides enough funding to give our communities access to clean drinking water and protects our agricultural industry.”
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