Thursday, June 15, 2017

Legislature passes $127.5 billion budget for 2017-18

SACRAMENTO – Today, the legislature approved the Budget Act of 2017.  The $127.5 billion proposal pays down debt and grows the state’s rainy day fund while making significant investments in education, water infrastructure, public safety, and health care.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

Asm. Salas honors Portuguese community at the State Capitol

Monday, June 5, 2017

Local businesses from across the state honored during Small Business Day

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Family Eye Care as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2017 Small Business of the Year.  Family Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care services in the Central Valley. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) will host a Public Safety Forum in Arvin joined by local law enforcement, community nonprofit organizations, community members, and city, and county officials, The forum will cover the importance of public safety in South Kern and legislation introduced to support law enforcement and keep communities safe.

          WHO:              Assemblymember Rudy Salas
                                 California Highway Patrol
                                 Mayor Jose Gurrola, City of Arvin
                                 Scott Spielman, Kern County Assistant District Attorney
                                 Chief Jerry Breckenridge, Arvin Police Department
                                 Fredi Castrejon and Olivia Trujillo, Arvin Chamber of Commerce
                                 Superintendent Dr. Michelle McLean, Arvin Union School District
                                 Dolores Huerta Foundation – Cultiva la Salud

WHAT:              Public Safety Forum

WHERE:          Haven Drive Middle School
                       341 Haven Drive
                       Arvin, California 93203

         WHEN:            Sunday, June 4, 2017
                                2 p.m. – 5 p.m

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Assemblymember Rudy Salas in partnership with California Highway Patrol, Arvin Police Department, Arvin Chamber of Commerce, Arvin Unified School District invites you to attend a

Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

Come and learn how to create neighborhood or business watch program, hear an update on current crime trends, and learn about upcoming community events. This will also be an opportunity to discuss state legislation relating to scams, violence prevention, and public safety funding.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
2 – 5 pm

Haven Drive Middle School Gymnasium
341 Haven Drive

For more information, please call (661) 335-0302.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

AB 188 will replace older trucks with lower-emission vehicles  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

AB 1279 approved by Assembly with funding for Valley Fever proposed in the budget

SACRAMENTO – The State Assembly has approved Assembly Bill (AB) ­­­­­1279, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), with a 57-0 bipartisan vote.  The bill will enhance the way Valley Fever infections are reported and boost educational outreach so that families know how to detect and treat infections early.  In addition, the Assembly Budget Committee has included $6 million in the Assembly budget proposal to be spent over the next three years for these efforts.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

AB 763 brings funding to 3 Independent Living Centers, including Kern County

SACRAMENTO – Today, the State Assembly approved AB 763, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), which brings 3 of the state’s 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) up to the minimum state funding level.  Assemblymember Salas successfully secured the funding for these centers in the 2016-17 budget but the funding was eliminated in the Governor’s 2017-18 budget plan.


Memorial Day

Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial DayThis May 29 is Memorial Day, a solemn time to honor the men and women who lost their lives defending our nation.

Please join with me in honoring these American heroes at one of the events listed below.  I will be participating in local Memorial Day events throughout the district and paying tribute to Californians who died in service.

Saturday, May 27


Annual Memorial Day Ceremony
Begins at 9 a.m.
Bakersfield National Cemetery
30338 East Bear Mountain Blvd.


Salute to Kern's Fallen Heroes
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Kern Veterans Memorial and Wall of Valor
Corner of Truxtun Avenue and S Street
(Near the Bakersfield Amtrak Station)

Monday, May 29


Memorial Day Ceremony
10 – 11 a.m.
Corcoran Cemetery
4170 Waukena Avenue


Annual Veterans Memorial Day Program
10 – 11 a.m.
North Kern Cemetery
627 Austin Street


Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
10 – 11 a.m.
Lemoore Cemetery
1441 N. Lemoore Avenue

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Assembly Subcommittee takes action to formally reject Governor’s proposal

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined by student leaders from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program to advocate for continued state funding before the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance.  The committee rejected the Governor’s proposal to shift $15.4 million away from the California Department of Education (CDE) for which career technical education programs like FFA rely on.