Press Releases

Senator Hueso Takes Oath of Office for Senate District 40

December 01, 2014

Hueso to serve new term on the Senate for the 2015-2016 legislative session

(Sacramento, CA) – In a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday, December 1st, 2014, Senator Ben Hueso took the oath of office for the 2015-2016 Legislative Session, a new term on the Senate for Hueso. Senate session was called to order by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and remarks were delivered by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff. 

Senator Hueso Helps Secure $3.3 Million for Salton Sea Species Conservation Habitat Project

November 21, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – During a November 20 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $26 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitats throughout California. The funds for all these projects come from bond initiatives approved by voters to help preserve and protect California's natural resources. The approved grants include $3.3 million for Salton Sea species and habitat conservation. 

Senator Hueso hosts Turkey Drive in Calexico and El Centro

November 20, 2014

(Imperial Valley, CA) – This Monday, November 24, Senator Ben Hueso will host his second annual “Turkey Club” giveaway at the Neighborhood House of Calexico and Catholic Charities in El Centro. Senator Hueso will be distributing turkeys to over 1,000 families in need throughout Senate District 40. Donations kindly provided by Northgate Market, Food 4 Less, Tapatio Auto and Truck Wrecking, Inc., Vazquez Truckline, and Otay Auto Auction.

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.