Press Releases

Assemblymember Salas Honors Raji Brar as 2022 Woman of the Year

Community leader and businesswoman recognized on International Women’s Day

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) recognized Raji Brar as the 2022 Woman of the Year for the 32nd Assembly District, honoring her accomplishments as a community leader, philanthropist, and local business owner in Kern County. Ms.

Salas Introduces Bill to Keep Kids Safe and Help Prevent Child Abuse

AB 2602 will empower local communities to provide quality childhood safety programs

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced AB 2602, which will boost revenue for the “Have a Heart, Be a Star, Help Our Kids” (Kids Plate) program and support county child abuse prevention services, increase local childcare provider recruitment, and fund children’s safety programs across California.

Over $2.6 Million Coming to Kern and Kings County for Water Efficiency Projects

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program awards $2.6 million in funds to local farms and ranches

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the over $2.6 million in funding for the installation of efficient irrigation systems at local farms and ranches in Kern and Kings County. 15 projects in the district have been selected to receive the $2,675,765 from the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).

Salas Seeks to Invest Millions in Neighborhood Teachers

AB 2489 will offer funding to attract & retain local teachers in high priority schools

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced AB 2489, which will provide $50 million in grant funds to teachers who work at and live near underserved and understaffed schools.

Salas Introduces Bill to Increase Social Security for Seniors & Disabled

AB 1941 will increase State Supplementary Program payment amounts by $600 to help qualified individuals

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 1941, which will give California beneficiaries of State Supplementary Program for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled (SSP) an increase of $600 in benefit payments in years that the state has a budget surplus.

Salas Cracks Down on Retail Theft with Sweeping Reform Bill

AB 1603 will allow California voters to crack down on the increase of theft sweeping the state

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) introduced AB 1603, which will give California voters another opportunity to take a stand against the increase in theft afflicting the state.

Assemblymember Salas Announces $22 Million for Local Parks

$22,544,345 invested in Central Valley parks for renovations, expansions & beautification

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) applauded the historic allocation of over $22 million in direct investment to renovate, expand and improve local parks in Arvin, Shafter, Lamont, Wasco, and Hanford.