Press Releases

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Assemblymember Salas addresses committee

Weakness in Commission’s Oversight has Created Opportunities for Judicial Misconduct

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Salas, Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC), Senator

Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee, held an oversight hearing to discuss the findings and recommendations identified by the California State Auditor in an audit report released in April regarding weaknesses at the Commission on Judicial Performance.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with Kings Lions Club

Kings Lions Club recognized during California Nonprofits Day

SACRAMENTO – Today, during California Nonprofits Day, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) honored the Kings Lions Club as the 32nd Assembly District’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.  The Kings Lions Club is an affiliate of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world with an association of over 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.  Chartered in 2013, the Kings Lions Club has over 40 dedicated members from the Lemoore/ Hanford area.  Last year they donated over $60,000 to the community and volunteered thousands of hours through various programs and service projects.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with ACR 30

ACR 30 recognizes the Portuguese community for their contributions to California

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the State Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 30, which declares June 2019 as Portuguese National Heritage Month.  This resolution recognizes the Portuguese community’s significant contributions to our state and the world.   

Friday, May 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Assembly Bill (AB) 203, authored by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support.  AB 203 would strengthen and improve education and protections for workers from valley fever by requiring construction employers in endemic counties to provide effective awareness and prevention training to employees.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with Hometown Hero Banners

Banners will honor and recognize active duty military who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces

BAKERSFIELD – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), the Kern River Blue Star Moms and the City of Bakersfield unveil the Hometown Hero Banners program to honor and recognize active duty military from Kern County. The Kern River Blue Star Moms, City of Bakersfield and Assemblymember Salas have been instrumental in the development of the Hometown Hero Banners Program and had been the culmination of two years of planning and community engagement.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Assemblymember Salas with Blue Star Mothers

ACR 29 recognizes May 2019 as Blue Star Mothers of American Month

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) and the State Assembly honored the California Blue Star Mothers during floor session with Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 29.  ACR 29 designates the month of May 2019 as Blue Star Mothers of America Month to recognize the dedication and sacrifice of Blue Star Mothers. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Newsom released a $213 billion overall spending plan, which estimates a $21.5 billion surplus through 2019-2020, $500 million more than was predicted in the January budget projection. 

“Governor Newsom’s revised budget proposal continues to build on the strong California economy to make critical investments in working families while expanding and fortifying our reserves for a future economic downturn. The priorities outlined in the Governor’s budget will help improve mental health services, address the homelessness and housing crisis, increase access to education and child care, and strengthen emergency preparedness,” said Assemblymember Salas.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration in the coming weeks to continue negotiations in advocating for our fair share of resources to deliver for communities in the Valley.”