In the Media

October 25, 2021

State water regulators have a harsh message for Kings County’s tourist stop-over town of Kettleman City: pray for rain.

The town, which sits at the intersection of Highway 41 and Interstate 5, is more than a popular stopping point between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

October 20, 2021

This week, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after Governor Newsom declared a statewide drought:

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October 8, 2021

LINDSAY — When State Senator Melissa Hurtado, who represents the 14th district, campaigned in Lindsay a little more than three years ago, she said she was struck by the needs of the community.

“I was shocked at what I saw,” she said. “What I saw is a community desperately more attention.”

Hurtado added that comment wasn't directed at the community leaders who cared about Lindsay. Hurtado said the comment was aimed at the State Legislature in Sacramento.

October 5, 2021

One month after vanquishing the state’s second recall, Gov. Gavin Newsom returned to the San Joaquin Valley for a bill signing aimed at heavy spending for early childhood education.

At Fresno’s Sunset Elementary School, flanked by California State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Fresno Mayor Jerry Dyer, Asm. Joaquin Arambula (D–Fresno), Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D–Sanger), and Fresno Unified Superintendent Bob Nelson, Newsom signed three bills related to early childhood schooling.

October 5, 2021

A new law will make it illegal for someone to operate a laboratory that provides services for the examination of emergency or regulatory condition of poultry and livestock without obtaining a certificate from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. 

October 5, 2021

Farmworkers will get better access to child care under a new law by state Sen. Melissa Hurtado, D-Sanger.

September 9, 2021

Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D–Sanger) announced she would be pulling Senate Bill 559 – The State Water Resiliency Act of 2021 – after the Assembly gutted its funding and amended it to include additional bureaucratic hurdles.

August 30, 2021

FRESNO, Calif. — Tuesday afternoon the State Water Resources Control Board voted 5-0 to stop the distribution of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta watershed, the water resource for between 4,000 to 6,000 farmers north of Fresno.

August 30, 2021

A Valley legislator offered praise this week for contributions a Clovis medical school is making to address health care disparities across the region.

State Sen. Melissa Hurtado, D-Sanger, visited the College of Osteopathic Medicine at California Health Science University, getting a close up look at the cutting edge technology available to the school’s medical students.

August 19, 2021

Flanked by water officials and agriculture advocates Wednesday at San Luis Reservoir, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) called on dramatically increased investment in California’s water infrastructure in the face of crippling, ongoing drought conditions. Hurtado’s comments come 59 years to the day after President John F. Kennedy dedicated San Luis Reservoir in 1962.

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