Press Releases

Senator Hueso Resolution Protects the Tijuana River Valley

April 04, 2014

Senate supports the Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team’s strategy to enhance the region

Senator Hueso and Assemblymember V.M. Perez Hold Geothermal Hearing

April 01, 2014

Joint Hearing takes a closer look at geothermal projects in California

(Sacramento, CA) – On Thursday, April 3, Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the Senate Select Committee for California’s Energy Independence, and Assemblymember V.M. Perez, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee of the Renewable Energy Economy in Rural California, will hold a joint informational hearing to discuss the policies and trends affecting geothermal production in California.

Senator Hueso Urges Funding for Calexico Pool

March 20, 2014

Budget Subcommittee 2 on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation to consider request for potential funding sources

February Drought Update

February 28, 2014

With California facing one of the most severe droughts on record, Governor Brown declared a drought State of Emergency directing state officials to take all necessary actions to prepare for water shortages.

Senator Hueso Introduces SB 1112

February 27, 2014

Legislation Follows Community Roundtable Discussion

(Sacramento, CA) – Following a community roundtable discussion on fire safety in our schools held late January, Senator Hueso introduces a bill to ensure schools and fire departments are working together to address deficiencies in school fire alarm systems. Senate Bill 1112 will require schools to immediately send their completed fire alarm maintenance report to the fire department for review. Currently, those reports remain on school grounds and are made available to fire department upon request.

Senator Hueso Hosts Senate Veterans Employment Info Hearing

February 21, 2014

Job Fair to Immediately Follow the Senate Hearing

(San Diego, CA) – Senator Ben Hueso invites you to participate in a State Senate informational hearing on veteran’s employment issues, as well as a Veterans Job Fair, on Friday, February 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senator Hueso Continues Review to Strengthen Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) Program

February 19, 2014

Audit Calls for Meaningful Performance Standards and Better Guidance

(Sacramento, CA) – Last Spring, Senator Ben Hueso, Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, requested that the Joint Legislative Audit Committee examine the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Program (DVBE). The California State Auditor has now released their DVBE program report and highlighted the following key findings: