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City of Delano Awarded $800,000 Grant, Salas Announces

State grant to provide affordable housing options

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that the City of Delano has been awarded a state grant of $800,000 to provide affordable housing opportunities.

“This program will not only help existing homeowners with repairs to their homes, but also help to attract new families to the City of Delano through mortgage assistance to first-time buyers,” Salas said.

Salas Recognizes Joe Wright of Lemoore

32nd Assembly District Veteran of the Year

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) honored Joe Wright as the 32nd Assembly District Veteran of the Year at the 6th Annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon in Sacramento. Mr. Wright, a 31 year Navy Veteran, currently serves as Public Guardian and Veterans Service Officer for Kings County.

“Joe Wright is a true advocate and works tirelessly on behalf of veterans and our communities in Kings County,” stated Assemblymember Salas. “His unwavering commitment makes him an excellent choice for Veteran of the Year.”

Millions of State Budget Dollars for Veteran and Youth Job Training

Salas-led effort secures $15 Million over five years

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) announced today that the legislature approved his proposal to allocate $3 million per year for the next five years ($15 million) in the state budget for job training for veterans and youth.

In November 2012, California voters passed Proposition 39 - the Clean Energy Jobs Act which, among other things, dedicates millions of dollars for projects that create energy efficiency and clean energy jobs in California.

Salas Applauds Grant Funding for Kings County

Salvation Army of Kings County Awarded $230,000 Grant

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that the Salvation Army of Kings County was awarded a $230,000 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) by the Department of Housing and Community Development. 

“I am pleased that the State has awarded this funding to the Salvation Army of Kings County,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “This funding will help assist individuals and families to achieve economic and social independence, through counseling, substance abuse treatment, and job preparation,” concluded Assemblymember Salas.

Salas Recognizes Superior Dairy as Small Business of the Year

32nd Assembly District Small Business of the Year

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today honored Superior Dairy of Hanford as Small Business of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District. Superior Dairy opened its doors in 1929.  Superior Dairy was one of 75 small businesses selected out of nearly 3.3 million statewide according to the California Small Business Association.

3rd generation owners Susan Bowden-Wing and her brother Tim Jones carry on the tradition of their father J.W. Bowden and grandfather F.J. Bowden.  For over 80 years the Bowden family has continued to use the same recipe to make their famous ice cream, making it one of the oldest ice cream parlors in California.   Loyal customers travel from across California to the storefront that looks virtually the same as it did when it was built.  Superior Dairy was even featured on the popular television series California Gold starring Huell Howser. 

Salas Applauds $7.2 Million for School Construction

Kern County Schools awarded Millions from Proposition 1D funds

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that several schools in Kern County were awarded $7.2 million by the California State Allocation Board from Proposition 1D which was passed by the voters in 2006.

“I am pleased that the State has awarded millions of dollars for schools in our local area,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “This funding will allow for new schools to be built and aging schools to be modernized so that our kids have the facilities they need to succeed” said Salas.

Salas Legislation to Protect Employees Providing CPR Passes Assembly

AB 633 (Salas) sparked by the Glenwood Gardens incident passes with bi-partisan support

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced AB 633 passed the Assembly Floor.  AB 633 will prohibit employer policies that prohibit an employee from providing emergency medical services, including CPR, in response to a medical emergency.

According to the American Heart Association, there are approximately 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the U.S. each year.  On average, bystander CPR is provided approximately in one fourth of all out-of-hospital events.

Assemblymember Rudy Salas Responds to Governor’s May Revise

Ready to work on fiscally responsible, balanced budget

Sacramento – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement:

“Although the budget reflects an improving economy, Sacramento must continue to be fiscally prudent and responsible with taxpayer dollars to improve our economy and ensure every dollar is stretched to the fullest,” said Salas.  “I am looking forward to getting to work on the Governor’s May Revise that provides efficient and effective services, provides a rainy day fund, pays down debt, improves our education & health system, improves our roads and our aging infrastructure,” concluded Salas.

Salas Bill to Protect Rural Communities from Unfair Waste Dumping Clears Key Committee

SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D - Bakersfield) today announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 371, that aims to protect rural communities from sewage (sludge), passed the Assembly Local Government Committee with bipartisan support. AB 371 will address the excessive dumping of sludge in the community address and the effects it has on the health, safety and water quality in rural areas.

Salas Facilitates County Official’s Efforts to Assist Veterans

Salas Carries Legislation to Assist Detained Veterans 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that AB 555 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. AB 555 will allow County Sheriffs to release a detained Veteran’s personal identifiable information, with the Veteran’s consent, to the County Veterans Service Officer for purposes of identifying eligibility for federal and state benefits that they may not be aware they qualify for.

AB 555 (Salas) was crafted in collaboration with the Kings County Sheriff, Dave Robinson and Kings County CVSO Joe Wright.

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