Press Releases

July 24, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) today issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s visit to the Central Valley to sign legislation to create safe and affordable drinking water fund:  

July 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger), representing the 14th Senate District in California, which includes cities in Fresno, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties, hosted an open house event today in Hanford, California. Drawing in a house full of community members, Senator Hurtado met with constituents to discuss the first seven months in office including her goals on expanding health care services, representing a diverse community and encouraging constituents to raise their voices in Sacramento.  

July 1, 2019

Allocation of Funds will go towards Access to Clean Drinking Water, Asthma Prevention Services, Aging and Disability Resource Center Services, Short-Line Railroad Infrastructure Projects, Defense Against Family Separation & Deportation, and Youth & Civic Engagement Initiatives 

June 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA –State Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) is pleased to announce that Initiative Foods was named Senate District 14’s Small Business of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding small businesses that have demonstrated leadership in paving the way for other local businesses and its community.

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.

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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.