Press Releases

Monday, May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA – Last week, Assembly Bill 3205 (AB 3205), authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed unanimously out of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. This bill establishes the Regions Rise Grant Program within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) that will enable regions to collaborate and create inclusive regional strategies for economic prosperity.

 

Friday, May 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released further details on Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act. This legislation is supported by a wide coalition of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymembers Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Senator Cathleen Galgiani­­. This legislation outlines historic revitalization options and economic opportunities for workers, families, and small businesses, while expanding job opportunities to help those affected by the pandemic-induced recession.

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO, – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom released a $203.3 billion overall spending plan, $19 billion less spending than in the previous January proposal due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which has caused a nationwide recession.

 

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Bill Recognizing Dispatchers as First Responders Moves Forward

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assembly Bill 1945 (AB 1945), which will recognize the brave work of public safety dispatchers by reclassifying them as first responders, passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), who authored the legislation, joined law enforcement, firefighters, and dispatchers from around the state to provide supportive testimony for this important bill.

 

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Pro-Job Democrats Support Recovery to Boost Economy & Workers

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 1842 (AB 1842), also known as the California Works and Recovery Act, with a group of pro-job Democrats including Assemblymember’s Joaquin Arambula, Jim Cooper, Jim Frazier, Eduardo Garcia, Mike Gipson, Timothy Grayson, Jose Medina, Cottie Petrie-Norris, James Ramos, Freddie Rodriguez, Blanca Rubio, Sharon Quirk-Silva and Senator Cathleen Galgiani­­. This legislation provides historic relief and economic assistance to workers, families, and small businesses, while expanding job opportunities to help those affected by the pandemic-induced recession.

 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Bill to Provide a Safer Workplace for Pregnant Correctional Officers Advances

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Bill (AB) 1906, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed with bipartisan support out of the Assembly Committee on Public Employment and Retirement. This legislation will provide reasonable working accommodations for all pregnant correctional officers to improve workplace conditions for female officers. Assemblymember Salas introduced the legislation after a former correctional office at the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi sued the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) alleging that she was denied the opportunity to take a light-duty assignment while pregnant, and subsequently fell while responding to a fight between two inmates leading to the loss of her unborn child during her seventh month of pregnancy. Until 2015, CDCR allowed pregnant officers to work light-duty assignments.

 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Lost Hills Community Receives Free Water & Food Donations

LOST HILLS, CA – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Kern County Department of Human Services, and the Lost Hills Union School District, provided water and food donations to hundreds of families from throughout the community who were in-need of essential supplies.