SACRAMENTO, – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released a $203.3 billion overall spending plan, $19 billion less spending than in the previous January proposal due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a nationwide recession.
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SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which will recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored the legislation, joined law enforcement, firefighters, and dispatchers from around the state to provide supportive testimony for this important bill.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act, with a group of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymember’s Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Senator Cathleen Galgiani. This legislation provides historic relief and economic assistance to workers, families, and small businesses, while expanding job opportunities to help those affected by the pandemic-induced recession.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 1906, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. This legislation will provide reasonable working accommodations for all pregnant correctional officers to improve workplace conditions for female officers. Assemblymember Salas introduced the legislation after a former correctional office at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) alleging that she was denied the opportunity to take a light-duty assignment while pregnant, and subsequently fell while responding to a fight between two inmates leading to the loss of her unborn child during her seventh month of pregnancy. Until 2015, CDCR allowed pregnant officers to work light-duty assignments.
LOST HILLS, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Kern County Department of Human Services, and the Lost Hills Union School District, provided water and food donations to hundreds of families from throughout the community who were in-need of essential supplies.
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), answered the call of local and nationwide health organizations to donate blood. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, blood donation appointments have been cancelled, creating a severe shortage of donated blood, which could jeopardize the lives of thousands of hospital patients in California.
Sacramento, CA – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, joined members of the Committee to address the failures by the state health departments to protect millions of children from being exposed to lead.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 2549, which will expedite the process of relicensing certain jobs for military spouses. This legislation will expand the job opportunities that military spouses qualify for and ease the burdens placed on families serving our nation.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauds the California State Parks award of over $13 million in new grants to create parks in the Central Valley. Specifically, the cities of Bakersfield, Delano, Shafter, Avenal, and Corcoran will all be receiving investments to build new parks.
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