Kern County Schools awarded Millions from Proposition 1D funds
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that several schools in Kern County were awarded $7.2 million by the California State Allocation Board from Proposition 1D which was passed by the voters in 2006.
“I am pleased that the State has awarded millions of dollars for schools in our local area,” said Assemblymember Salas. “This funding will allow for new schools to be built and aging schools to be modernized so that our kids have the facilities they need to succeed” said Salas.
AB 633 (Salas) sparked by the Glenwood Gardens incident passes with bi-partisan support
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced AB 633 passed the Assembly Floor. AB 633 will prohibit employer policies that prohibit an employee from providing emergency medical services, including CPR, in response to a medical emergency.
According to the American Heart Association, there are approximately 360,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in the U.S. each year. On average, bystander CPR is provided approximately in one fourth of all out-of-hospital events.
Ready to work on fiscally responsible, balanced budget
Sacramento – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement:
“Although the budget reflects an improving economy, Sacramento must continue to be fiscally prudent and responsible with taxpayer dollars to improve our economy and ensure every dollar is stretched to the fullest,” said Salas. “I am looking forward to getting to work on the Governor’s May Revise that provides efficient and effective services, provides a rainy day fund, pays down debt, improves our education & health system, improves our roads and our aging infrastructure,” concluded Salas.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D - Bakersfield) today announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 371, that aims to protect rural communities from sewage (sludge), passed the Assembly Local Government Committee with bipartisan support. AB 371 will address the excessive dumping of sludge in the community address and the effects it has on the health, safety and water quality in rural areas.
Salas Carries Legislation to Assist Detained Veterans
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield) announced today that AB 555 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee with bipartisan support. AB 555 will allow County Sheriffs to release a detained Veteran’s personal identifiable information, with the Veteran’s consent, to the County Veterans Service Officer for purposes of identifying eligibility for federal and state benefits that they may not be aware they qualify for.
AB 555 (Salas) was crafted in collaboration with the Kings County Sheriff, Dave Robinson and Kings County CVSO Joe Wright.
AB 633 passes Assembly Labor and Employment with bi-partisan support
SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced that AB 633 passed the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee with bipartisan support. AB 633 will prohibit employer policies that prohibit an employee from providing emergency medical services, including CPR, in response to a medical emergency.
$36 million dollars for Kings County
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) participated today in the ground breaking to begin the State Route (SR) 198 improvement project in the city of Lemoore. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic operations and safety. This upgrade will also enhance commuter mobility and daily movement of goods and services.
(Sacramento) - Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), legislative colleagues and others gathered on the steps of the State Capitol to voice support for legislation needed to address the ongoing physician shortage and lack of access to quality medical care in many parts of the state. "There are many communities in California that have physician shortages that put people's health at risk," said Assemblymember Salas. "In Kern County alone, there are 1,200 patients for every primary care physician—nearly double the national average. With this in mind, Salas introduced Assembly Bill (AB) 565 that will expand the successful Steve Thompson Loan Repayment Program, which grants up to $105,000 in medical school loan repayment for the commitment to practice in an underserved area for three years. Here's more in this Assembly Access video.
Meeting the Requirement for Proposition 39 - the Clean Energy Jobs Act
Sacramento – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today announced AB 114 passed the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources.
In November 2012, California voters passed Proposition 39 - the Clean Energy Jobs Act which, among other things, dedicates up to $550 million for projects that create energy efficiency and clean energy jobs in California.
Legislators Roll Out Plan to Address Workforce Shortage
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) today joined with legislative colleagues and others in an effort to address the ongoing physician shortage and lack of access to quality medical care in many parts of the state.