Visalia Times Delta: State senator makes a splash in the 559 – literally

March 3, 2019

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. 

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