Press Releases

SB 1292 will guarantee more resources to provide clean water to disadvantaged communities
August 21, 2014

Sacramento, CA) – Senate Bill 1292 will increase the maximum amount of construction grants awarded for projects serving a severely disadvantaged community under the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund from $3 million to $5 million. The current $3 million cap does not reflect the increased cost of living experienced in California since the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund was established.

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. 

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.

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.

June 16, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – The state legislature convened on Sunday to pass California’s finalized 2014-15 budget. This is the fourth year in a row that Democrats have delivered an on-time, balanced budget. The finalized plan appropriates $156.4 billion, with $108 billion of General Fund spending. It remains balanced through the five-year forecast period of 2019.

June 02, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) –  Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) leads an effort to increase funding for county veterans service officers (CVSO).  In a letter issued to FY 2014-15 budget conference committee, Senator Hueso and Senate colleagues urge the committee to adopt the Assembly proposal that increases funding for CVSOs by three million dollars, bringing the total funding to $5.6 million. 

May 30, 2014

(Sacramento, CA) – The State Senate approved a series of bills authored by Senator Hueso:

May 12, 2014

SB 1171 to require disclosures that reduce conflict of interest 

(Sacramento, CA) – The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 1171 today, a bill that aims to promote consumer protection and enhance ethical dealings for small business owners involved in commercial real estate transactions. 

May 09, 2014

SB 1228 to provide infrastructure improvements along regional and federal trade corridors

(San Diego, CA) – Senator Ben Hueso will hold a press conference on Senate Bill 1228 on May 9. The bill maintains the Trade Corridors Improvement Fund (TCIF), which was set to expire fiscal year 2015-16.

May 08, 2014

June 6, 2014 Proclaimed as D-Day Remembrance Day in California