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Valley Fever Resources and Initiatives

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Salas Announces Over $6 Million in Water Infrastructure Improvements for Stratford

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SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the decision by the State Water Resources Control Board to award the City of Stratford with $6,568,100 in financing for the Stratford Public Utility District’s Wastewater Facilities Improvement Project, which will help build a new treatment and disposal system that is affordable to ratepayers and addresses aging infrastructure to ensure proper management of the facility.

Salas Calls for Statewide Mental Health Director for Seniors in New Legislation

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SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) commended the advancement of Assembly Bill (AB) 383, which passed unanimously with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. AB 383 would establish an Older Adult Mental Health Services Administrator to integrate, improve and increase mental health services for older adults.

Assemblymember Salas Expands Job Opportunities for Military Spouses

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SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the advancement of Assembly Bill (AB) 107, which passed unanimously with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. AB 107 will expedite the process of relicensing certain jobs for military spouses and expand the job opportunities that military spouses qualify for, while easing the burdens placed on families serving our nation.

Assemblymember Salas Honors Mari Pérez-Dowling as “2021 Woman of the Year”

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) proudly recognized Mari Pérez-Dowling, the President and CEO of the United Way of Kern County, as Woman of the Year for Assembly District 32. Ms. Pérez-Dowling is the first Latina to serve in her role as President and CEO at United Way of Kern and has championed efforts to reduce homelessness and food insecurity, and has supported free income tax assistance and early childhood literacy programs that have benefited countless families throughout the Central Valley.

Assemblymember Salas Celebrates Vaccine Clinics Across the Valley

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) visited with frontline health workers, community members, and local leaders at vaccine clinics in Arvin, Wasco, and Delano, celebrating the 34,000 vaccine doses that were secured for the Central Valley.

Assemblymember Salas Uncovers Hidden Housing Fees with New Transparency Bill

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced legislation – Assembly Bill (AB) 119, which will increase transparency around direct fees that are often revealed late in the homebuying process and can create economic barriers for hard working families who are looking to purchase a house.

New Legislation Strengthens Energy Grid to Prevent Rolling Blackouts

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 699, which will establish an instantaneous rebate program to help low and moderate-income (LMI) families purchase smart home appliance devices, like interactive thermostats and smart plugs, that help save energy and reduce costs for ratepayers.

Assemblymember Salas Announces Bill to Help Domestic Violence Victims

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced new legislation, Assembly Bill (AB) 673, which supports domestic violence victims by increasing funding to nonprofits that provide shelter and services for victims. A report by the Little Hoover Commission found that nonprofits often face numerous delays in receiving funding and can be forced to take out loans just to keep the lights on.

Assemblymember Salas Introduces Legislation to Tackle Youth Suicide Prevention

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) has introduced legislation – Assembly Bill (AB) 58 – to address the increase in youth suicides and self-harm across the state by improving youth suicide prevention within schools. A State Auditor’s report requested by Assemblymember Salas, released earlier this year, found that Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) lack the resources and policies necessary to effectively address rising rates of youth suicide and self-harm.

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

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SACRAMENTO, CA – On the first day of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 56, which will overhaul the Employment Development Department (EDD) to speed up and simplify unemployment insurance claims, protect Californians from identity theft, stop rampant fraud of the unemployment insurance system, and hold the department accountable if they do not deliver benefits in a timely manner.

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