In the Media

February 13, 2019

A day after promising to unlock the Central Valley's potential, Gov. Gavin Newsom made a surprise visit to rural California. 

While in Fresno County, Newsom signed Assembly Bill 72 into law. The bill provides immediate funding to aide in California's unclean drinking water crisis, Newsom said. 

February 13, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed his first bill, which will provide $131.3 million in immediate relief from the state’s general fund for emergencies such as a lack of clean drinking water, while surrounded by children at a Parlier elementary school – all of whom must drink from water bottles due to unsafe drinking fountains.

His signature on AB 72, which passed the Legislature unanimously, was briefly in jeopardy. Prior to signing, he polled the students at Riverview Elementary School on whether he should put pen to paper. One young man dissented.

February 13, 2019

Governor Gavin Newsom was in the Central Valley Wednesday to sign his first bills as Governor.

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed his first bill, which will provide $131.4 million in immediate relief from the state’s general fund for emergencies such as a lack of clean drinking water, while surrounded by children at Riverview Elementary in Parlier – all of whom must drink from water bottles due to unsafe drinking fountains.

February 13, 2019

Gov. Gavin Newsom signs his first bill as governor on Wednesday, to provide immediate water supplies to parts of the Central Valley.

The Governor was joined by Democratic Senator Melissa Hurtado from District 14, at a press event at Riverview Elementary school in Parlier to sign SB 72, a bill providing safe access to water.

February 12, 2019

Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) introduced legislation on Feb. 12 to help Californians keep health coverage during life transitions.

SB 260 will require health plans and insurers to give consumers who lose their coverage for any reason notices of the availability of Medi-Cal and Covered California coverage. The bill will also make it easier for Covered California to reach out to consumers, who have lost their coverage to help minimize gaps in their coverage.

February 11, 2019

Entrevista con Senadora Melissa Hurtado La recién elegida al Distrito 14 de California nos visita en Telemundo Valle Central y explica sus planes y metas para servir a la comunidad que la eligió, y a todos en general.  Enfatiza que su puerta está abierta para quien la necesite.  Hurtado proviene de familia inmigrante de San Luis Potosí. Read more

February 6, 2019

Low-income Central Valley residents suffering from asthma may gain access to resources to help manage the chronic lung disease.

February 5, 2019

Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) introduced legislation to expand asthma preventive services to low-income families.

The bill would allow Medi-Cal reimbursement for asthma education and home trigger assessments that are provided by qualified, non-licensed professionals including community health workers. Moreover, the bill would increase financial support for environmental asthma trigger remediation in the home.

February 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) introduced legislation to expand asthma preventive services to low-income families.

The bill would allow Medi-Cal reimbursement for asthma education and home trigger assessments that are provided by qualified, non-licensed professionals including community health workers. Moreover, the bill would increase financial support for environmental asthma trigger remediation in the home.

February 3, 2019

The third annual Women’s March drew more than 1,000 people who support women’s rights, as well as human rights, to the streets of Fresno. The Truth to Power-themed demonstration on Jan. 19 featured a rally, a march, tables with information from community organizations and artistic performances. The powerful lineup of speakers included Calif.