Hurtado Releases Statement on Governor's 2022-23 May Revise
Media Contact: Michelle.Sherwood@sen.ca.gov
BAKERSFIELD, CA – Today, Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) released the following statement after Governor Newsom released his 2022-23 May Revise:
“Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has put a price hike on the cost of food and energy around the world, including here at home,” said Senator Melissa Hurtado. “Fighting inflation and lowering the costs of food, energy, and our water begins with support for our farmworkers, farmers, food processors, and our water infrastructure. Water insecurity in the Western States can make matters worse for our energy and food supply. California has the ability to invest and be a fiscal partner to our federal counterparts on water, food, biosecurity, and task forces that will tackle crime and drugs."
About Senator Melissa Hurtado
Senator Melissa Hurtado represents a new generation of Latina leaders, as the youngest woman ever elected to the California State Senate and as a product of immigrant parents. Senator Hurtado represents the 14th Senate District and focuses on rural community issues that often go unheard — access to clean air and water, food insecurity and poverty, inequities in environmental policies, agriculture and access to health care. In July 2020, she was appointed to the national Biden Latino Leadership Committee alongside former Labor Secretary and current Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis – the only two California Latinas on the Committee.