Press Release

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

California Veterans recognized during 10th annual Veteran Recognition Luncheon

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. 

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.