Press Releases

Governor Brown Signs Bill Aimed at Saving Lives into Law!

October 02, 2015

San Diego, CA…Senator Ben Hueso today announced Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill 287, the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Safety Act.  This measure will now require buildings constructed after January 2017, with occupancy of 200 or more, to install Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) onsite.  AEDs are commonly used to diagnose life threatening cardiac arrest and treat through deregulation, which allows the heart to

Hueso to Take On the CalFresh Challenge - Senator will live on $4.38 per day on food for a week

September 23, 2015

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso announced today that as part of September’s Hunger Action Month, he will participate in the CalFresh Challenge and live on a $4.38 per day/$30.67 budget on food for a week.   CalFresh, formerly known as the state's food stamp program, provides low-income residents with a budget each month to pay for groceries.  Senator Hueso has vowed to walk in the shoes of

Hueso Accomplishes Major Milestone: Bills to Protect Consumers, Save Lives and Strengthen Transparency on Governor’s Desk

September 14, 2015

San Diego, CA… State Senator Ben Hueso addressed his district today with a statement regarding the end of the 2015 legislative session to highlight his major legislative proposals.   

In the News

Geothermal Bill Deserves Support

June 09, 2014

Re "Senate passes bill to make electricity even more expensive" (Dan Walters, June 9): Dan Walters' June 9 broadside against geothermal energy misses the mark in at least two critical ways. For one, the addition of 500 megawatts to the grid from this new and virtually non-emissive baseload energy over the next decade represents a modest amount that would be justified even if it were only to counterbalance an over-reliance on intermittent resources such as wind and solar.

Our Voice: Tap geothermal power to restore the Salton Sea

June 03, 2014

The plan to tap the mammoth geothermal potential of the Salton Sea, and to generate a revenue stream to help restore California's largest lake, took a major step last week when the state Senate approved a bill by two Coachella Valley legislators.

California Senate approves SB 1139 – This is Big For Imperial Valley

May 30, 2014

Legislation authored by state Senator Ben Hueso and co-authored by Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez that calls for the three investor-owned utilities in California to procure 500 megawatts of new geothermal energy generation over the next 10 years cleared the Senate yesterday and will next be taken up by the Assembly. Senate Bill 1139 was approved by a final vote of 21-11 in a marathon floor session that saw the upper chamber vote on 121 separate pieces of legislation.