Press Releases

Friday, January 8, 2021


SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) commended the $227 billion balanced budget proposal with no tax increases, which includes landmark investment in economic recovery for small businesses and families, school reopenings, and COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine distribution. Due to the Legislature’s quick actions last year making fiscally responsible decisions and drawing from California’s rainy day fund, the state will maintain a one-time $15 billion surplus.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Assemblymember Salas Co-Hosts Coat Distribution for Valley Children

BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) co-hosted an annual coat drive for kids across Kern county. This event was held in partnership with Aera Energy, Chevron, and the Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK).


Monday, December 14, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine to be Stored and Distributed from Kern Medical


BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and local healthcare workers celebrated the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine would be stored and distributed from Kern Medical to the larger Central Valley region. This effort was made possible through $5 million in funding that Assemblymember Salas secured in the state budget. This funding allowed Kern Medical to purchase an extreme cold freezer, which will now be used to store the COVID-19 vaccine.


Monday, December 7, 2020

Salas Introduces Bill to Reform California’s Employment Development Department

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.


Saturday, November 28, 2020

Lemoore’s Sushi Table Honored for California’s Small Business of the Year


LEMOORE – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) honored Sushi Table as the 32nd Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year, acknowledging their years of service giving back to Kings County. Owner and Chef Sunny Law, along with his wife Fanny Law, have both dedicated themselves to helping grow the small business community in Kings County and providing unparalleled service to their customers.


Monday, November 16, 2020

Over  Million in Grants Secured for Kings River Improvements


SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the awarding of $1,165,644 in grants for the Kings River Conservation District Channel Improvement Project. The California Department of Conservation (DOC) distributed this funding in first-of-their-kind grants for watershed restoration and conservation projects on the Kings River.


Monday, October 5, 2020

Salas Joins Kings County Sheriffs’ for Groundbreaking of Innovative New Headquarters


HANFORD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) joined Kings County Sheriff David Robinson and community leaders to celebrate the official opening of the new Sheriff’s Headquarters in Hanford. Assemblymember Salas secured $7 million for this project as part of a public safety infrastructure package in the 2018-19 state budget, along with an additional $1.7 million for a new police facility in Corcoran. In total, Assemblymember Salas has helped secure $13.7 million for public safety infrastructure projects in Kings County, including crucial improvements in Lemoore, Avenal, and Corcoran.