Press Release

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

AB 560 helps communities most in need qualify for water project funding

SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed Assembly Bill (AB) 560, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), authorizing the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) to expand the eligibility for the state’s safe drinking water funds to severely disadvantaged communities (SDCs) who need the funding for water projects.

Friday, October 6, 2017

As excerpted from KGET – TV 17 and

At the Kern County Fairgrounds, volunteer dentists and oral hygienists from all over California help administer dental care to thousands who face barriers to oral treatment.

Assemblymember Rudy Salas helped bring the clinic to Bakersfield for the first time, though he said in a perfect world, we wouldn't need these extra clinics.

Monday, October 2, 2017

AB 188 expands state vehicle retirement program for light-duty trucks

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 188, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  The bill requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to make older, high-polluting pickup trucks eligible for replacement under the state vehicle retirement and replacement program.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 326, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield). This bill authorizes the State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology (BBC) to promote awareness among salon professionals on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and elder abuse.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Assemblymember Salas honoring Gold Star Mothers and Families
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the Assembly honored and recognized Gold Star Mothers and Families during floor session. Assemblymember Salas was joined by Gold Star Families from around the state, as well as Assemblymember Dante Acosta (R- Santa Clarita), who is a Gold Star Father.
Monday, July 3, 2017

Sacramento – Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) secured $4 million in the State Budget for the Friant-Kern Canal Pump-Back Facility Project, which will benefit valley residents and improve the state’s water infrastructure to deliver water throughout the system.

“Completion of this project will bring stability and flexibility to California’s water system at a critical time when our local municipalities and farmers are striving to meet the state’s groundwater management goals,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “The upgraded facility will further reduce water conveyance losses and improve the flexibility of operations within the Friant Division.” This funding will be used to install permanent pump-back facilities with higher capacities along the southern segment of the Friant-Kern Canal bringing more water to the Central Valley.  Currently, the Friant-Kern Canal has limited pump-back operational capacity, which is used occasionally to deliver water north from the Cross Valley Canal or water extracted from water banks on the Kern River. Getting these funds is the result of a multi-year effort by Assemblyman Salas and the South Valley Water Association to secure funding for conveyance projects in the Central Valley.  Listen to Assemblymember Salas in this Assembly Access video for more details.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Today, during the California Nonprofits Day celebration in Sacramento, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Clinica Sierra Vista as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District.  Clinica Sierra Vista has provided health care to low-income families in the Central Valley since 1970.