Press Releases

Assemblymember Salas Celebrates $50 Million for New Energy Lab in Kern County

The 2022-23 State Budget includes direct funding for KCCD’s California Renewable Energy Laboratory

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented the Kern Community College District (KCCD) with a ceremonial check for $50 million to establish the California Renewable Energy Laboratory (CREL). CREL will serve as a local hub for partnerships, research, workforce development, community education, and collaborative work.

Assemblymember Salas Secures $500,000 Investment for Local Leadership Academy

The 2022-23 State Budget includes direct funding for youth leadership and entrepreneurial development

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented the ShePower Leadership Academy with a ceremonial check for $500,000 to expand opportunities at the Academy. Salas was joined by ShePower Leadership Academy President & CEO Arleana Waller, ShePower staff, students, and community members to celebrate the impactful investment in local youth.

Salas Bill to Support Survivors of Domestic Violence Signed into Law

Assembly Bill 2369 removes barriers for survivors seeking Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2369, which will encourage more survivors to seek Domestic Violence Restraining Orders (DVROs) by requiring the court to order abusers to pay for a survivor’s attorney’s fees and costs.

Salas Delivers $8 Million for Public Safety Infrastructure in Kings County

The 2022-23 State Budget includes $6 million for the Kettleman City pedestrian bridge and $2 million for Lemoore Volunteer Fire Department upgrades

KETTLEMAN CITY, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check for $6 million to Kings County community leaders, law enforcement, students and teachers to celebrate this historic investment to complete a new pedestrian bridge in Kettleman City.

Salas Bill to Increase Mental Health Services Signed into Law

Assembly Bill 2581 speeds up and streamlines health provider credentialing

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2581, which will increase access to mental health and autism services by requiring health care service plans to credential mental health providers within 60 days.

Salas Secures $8 Million Investment for New Career Training Center

Local leaders, students, and community members joined in celebrating new state funding

BAKERSFIELD – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented the Farmworker Institute of Education and Leadership Development (FIELD) with a novelty check representing the $8 million in direct funding for FIELD’s new career training center to bolster th

Salas’s Landmark Kern Citizens Redistricting Commission Signed into Law

Assembly Bill 2494 creates a public citizen-run independent redistricting commission

KINGS COUNTY – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the signing of Assembly Bill (AB) 2494, which will reform the Kern County redistricting process by creating an independent redistricting commission modeled after the Statewide commission that voters approved in 2008.

Assemblymember Rudy Salas Joins Backpack Giveaways throughout Kings County

Salas was joined by local leaders and community members in Lemoore, Armona, Corcoran, and Hanford

Kings County, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) was joined by local nonprofits, businesses, and community members at back-to-school backpack giveaways in Lemoore, Armona, Corcoran, and Home Gardens to distribute school supplies to local students and their families.

Salas Secures $5.5 Million for Kings County Fire Department for Lifesaving Upgrades

The Kings County Fire Department receives direct funding in the 2022-23 state budget

ARMONA, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) presented the Kings County Fire Department (KCFD) with a novelty check representing the $5.5 million in direct funding for the purchase of new fire truck engines and new firefighting equipment.