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.” 

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.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

AB 3179 approved with bi-partisan support

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, a bill authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) to increase bilingual access to vital state resources was approved with bi-partisan support by the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review.

“It is critical that we provide bilingual access to vital state resources for all Californians,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This bill will help ensure equal access to state services for the more than 100,000 Punjabi speakers living in California.”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

AB 1790 and AB 2861 approved with bi-partisan support

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, two public health bills authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) that seek to improve the timely and accurate diagnosis of Valley Fever and increase rural access to substance use disorder treatment were approved with bi-partisan support in the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions and the Assembly Committee on Health, respectively.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

AB 1787 and AB 1788 approved with unanimous, bi-partisan support

SACRAMENTO – Today, the Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bills (AB) 1787 and 1788, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), which would streamline and standardize the reporting process for Valley Fever, allowing for greater efficiency and accuracy in the confirmation and collection of Valley Fever cases across California.