In the Media

April 9, 2019

Patient advocates and a handful of lawmakers rallied on the steps of the Capitol in March to push a universal health care agenda they hope will bring the state closer to getting everyone insured.

Democratic Sen. Richard Pan says it all comes down to cost.

“We can’t tell people ‘you have to have insurance’, but not make it affordable,” he said. “There’s been tremendous work done in the legislature to try to see what we can do about affordability. We’re going to be sure that we continue to push that forward this year.”

April 8, 2019

Here are the bills to watch in 2019 on health care affordability and access:

SB 260

Introduced by Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger)

April 3, 2019

As we approach Tax Day on April 15, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on a policy that is having tremendous success helping women, especially single mothers, attain financial security. That policy is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a cash-back program that puts money in the pockets of low-income workers.

March 28, 2019

Delano was the hot spot on Friday night, when most of the city's leaders, as well as those elected officials representing the area, descended on the Hyatt Place Delano.

And the most important folks, regular Delano and area residents, also made the Elected Officials and Community Meet and Greet Mixer from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. The event was hosted by the Delano Chamber of Commerce. 

Delano was the hot spot on Friday night, when most of the city's leaders, as well as those elected officials representing the area, descended on the Hyatt Place Delano.

March 22, 2019

The weather didn’t stop thousands of Valley residents - from Bakersfield to Stockton – from traveling to Sacramento on March 6 to raise their voices at the State Capitol demanding change for a healthier San Joaquin Valley and all its residents.

Approximately 2,000 Valley residents, advocates, and local elected leaders gathered at the Capitol Mall for this year’s ‘Equity on the Mall’ to rally for a ‘Golden State for All.’

March 21, 2019

California has made great strides in improving our health care system, and now more than 91 percent of our residents have health insurance.

March 21, 2019

When it opened in 1951, the Friant-Kern Canal carried at least 4,000 cubic feet of water per second along its route from Millerton Lake, north of Fresno, to Bakersfield. Then something unfortunate happened.

March 11, 2019

Long considered a sleeping giant of the electorate by many, Latino voters in California are increasingly flexing political muscle at the ballot box — a development possibly sparked by President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against undocumented immigrants.

March 11, 2019

California Senator Melissa Hurtado was sworn into office Friday — International Women’s Day— in South High’s auditorium in front of politicians, community members, students and teachers.

During the ceremony, Hurtado commemorated Women’s History Month by thanking all the women who have made difference in her life and who have inspired her. She also encouraged and thanked all the young women in the room.

March 10, 2019

When it opened in 1951, the Friant-Kern Canal carried at least 4,000 cubic feet of water per second along its route from Millerton Lake, north of Fresno, to Bakersfield. Then something unfortunate happened.