Press Release

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

AB 1888 gives counties more flexibility to fill positions with qualified deputies

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, legislation authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) that will assist sheriffs with streamlining the hiring process in their local departments was passed by the Senate with unanimous support.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

AB 1790 passes Assembly with bi-partisan support

SACRAMENTO – Today, a bill authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to improve the timely and accurate diagnosis of Valley Fever was approved by the Assembly with unanimous support. Assembly Bill (AB) 1790 – or the Valley Fever Education, Early Diagnosis, and Treatment Act – will create uniform protocols and guidelines for educating health care providers about the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance of Valley Fever.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Governor Brown Releases 2018-19 Revised Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released a $199.3 billion overall spending plan, which estimates an $8.8 billion surplus through 2018-19, nearly $3 billion more than was predicted in the January budget projection.

“I applaud the Governor’s May Revise that fully funds the Rainy Day Fund while using the higher than expected revenues to make increased investments in infrastructure, mental health, education, and combatting homelessness,” said Assemblymember Salas. “As the Legislature works toward the June 15 budget deadline, I look forward to working with my colleagues to negotiate budget priorities important to the Valley, such as funding Valley Fever research and awareness, water storage projects, and public safety infrastructure.” 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

(Sacramento) –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) welcomed a group of Blue Star Mothers to the California State Assembly and presented a resolution commending them for their courage and loyalty. “Blue Star Mothers are the largest and fastest growing military family organization in the country and has inspired more than 26 million hours of volunteer service nationwide,” Assemblymember Salas said.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Kern River Blue Star Moms honored on the Assembly Floor by Assemblymember Salas

ACR 190 recognizes May 2018 as Blue Star Mothers of America Month

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the full State Assembly honored and recognized California Blue Star Mothers during floor session with Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 190. The Blue Star Mothers of America, founded as a patriotic service organization during WWII to unite mothers who had sons or daughters in the United States Armed Forces, continues to provide support for active duty service personnel and their families today with over 7,500 members from over 200 Chapters throughout the nation.

Friday, May 4, 2018

(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) urged the California Water Commission to invest in the Temperance Flat reservoir. “I’m here to plead with you to not only look at the recommendations about the ecosystem and the public benefits but to keep families in mind,” Assemblymember Salas said.

Monday, April 30, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) welcomed the Hall Ambulance Services team to the State Capitol on the Assembly Floor. "I would recommend that each of you reach out to your local paramedic, reach out to your local ambulance service associations, and talk to them and learn about the things they are doing every single day to save Californians,” said Assemblymember Salas. “And with that, I just wanted to say thank you to [Hall Ambulance Service]…welcome to your state Capitol, it’s a pleasure to have you." Watch this Assembly Access video to see the entire speech.