Visalia Times Delta: State senator makes a splash in the 559 – literally
At 30, Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) is California's youngest female senator in history. That hasn't stopped her from making a splash across the 559 - literally.
She recently introduced Senate Bill 559 (the area code most helped by the bill) that would appropriate $400 million from the California General Fund for critical repairs to the sinking Friant-Kern Canal, if passed.
On Friday morning, Hurtado toured the canal surrounded by a gaggle of local politicians, water officials and the press.