Press Releases

Governor Brown Signs Commercial Real Estate Transactions Bill

August 19, 2014

SB 1171 to require disclosures that reduce conflict of interest 

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Hueso announced today the successful approval from the Governor on his bill to promote consumer protection and enhance ethical dealings for small business owners involved in commercial real estate transactions. 

Senator Hueso Funds Calexico Pool

July 07, 2014

Senator fulfills promise to the community 

(Calexico, CA) – A total of $2.7 million was included in this year’s state budget to fund the Calexico municipal pool that was destroyed in 2010 by the Easter earthquake. To commemorate this effort, Senator Hueso will hold a press conference this Thursday, July 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Senator Hueso, California Highway Patrol and the Pacific Safety Center to Host Child Car Seat Safety Clinic

June 25, 2014

(National City, CA) – On Saturday, June 28, Senator Ben Hueso along with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Pacific Safety Center will host a Child Car Seat Safety event to provide information on how to keep our children safe while driving. CHP officers will be on hand to answer questions regarding child seat installation and compliance. They will also be conducting child car seat installation inspections. This is a great opportunity to learn about car safety laws and child passenger safety requirements.

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.