Press Releases

June 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) is pleased to announce a $15 million one-time investment of General Funds for the southern Central Valley. The funds will address failing water systems that deliver safe clean drinking water to California’s most vulnerable communities.

June 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom and Democratic legislative leader’s new state budget deal:  

June 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) is pleased to announce that Valley Public Radio (KVPR) was named Senate District 14’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year. Each year, California legislators are invited to choose a Nonprofit of the Year in their district that have exemplified leadership throughout their region.

May 29, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Senator Melissa Hurtado’s (D-Sanger) Senate Bills (SB), addressing preventative health services, health care coverage, access to clean water and economic development advanced through the Senate and will move to the Assembly.

Senator Melissa Hurtado’s Legislative Packet

May 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today issued the following statement on the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee’s 2019-2020 budget proposal:  

“There are a few things we can all agree on: It is a shame that in a state as wealthy and resourceful as ours, a million-plus people don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. Furthermore, our most underserved communities continue to lack timely access to health care – particularly in Southern Central Valley. These issues disproportionately affect my communities and keep me up at night.

May 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today announced collaborative efforts with U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein to protect tens of thousands of disadvantaged communities and family farmers in the state of California. The partnership will include coordinating efforts at the state and federal level to address the Central Valley’s most immediate needs of restoring clean water supply by repairing the conveyance capacity on the Friant-Kern Canal.

May 17, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week, Senator Melissa Hurtado’s (D-Sanger) entire legislative package advanced through Senate Suspense Appropriations. The bills, addressing preventative health services, health care coverage, access to clean water and economic development projects, will advance to the Senate Floor.

May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement to invest $5.7 million to fund safer farming alternatives:

“In the Central Valley, we face many unique challenges compared to the rest of California. Not only do we lead the nation in agricultural production, but our most disadvantaged communities are also more likely to be impacted by public health concerns caused by poor air quality and lack of access to clean water.

April 11, 2019

On April 11, Senator Melissa Hurtado requested a onetime investment of $4.7 million for the California Immigrant Justice Fellowship program. The appropriation of funds is a direct investment in a legal fellows program that leverages the legal expertise of established service providers as a training ground for new attorneys, before they are placed with organizations in the most underserved regions in California, with ongoing mentorship and technical assistance.

Appropriation to Fund Statewide Collaborative Model Addressing Civic Engagement Disparities for Low-Income Youth and Families

April 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), along with her colleagues, will meet during the Senate Budget Subcommittee 3 on Health and Human Services this Thursday, April 11th. Among the topic of issues is a onetime appropriation ask, requested by Senator Melissa Hurtado. The request includes a $12 million appropriation in the 2019 Budget Act for the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) and Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center (MLKJFC)’s Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative.