Press Releases

November 21, 2013

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – In his third annual Turkey Club Giveaway, Senator Ben Hueso ran a series of events to benefit San Diego County and Imperial County families. The first Turkey Club Drive was held this week on Wednesday at the Neighborhood House in Calexico, followed by two additional events in Chula Vista and National City held at the Head Start Program on Thursday. The final giveaway of the series will run tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. and 10 a.m. tomorrow (details below).

November 06, 2013

(Chula Vista, CA) – Senator Ben Hueso will present a resolution to Chula Vista High School commending their participation in Take a Veteran to School Day. This important event, in honor of Veteran’s Day, links veterans and active duty military to students in the classroom. Veterans of all backgrounds have been invited to share their stories with students and to receive thanks for their dedicated service and selfless commitment to their community, state and nation. Veterans will visit student classrooms before participating in the all-school patriotic assembly.

October 14, 2013

 (Calexico, CA) –This Friday, October 18, Senator Ben Hueso will host an Emergency Prepa

October 08, 2013

(Sacramento, CA) – Senator Hueso celebrates two victories this week with the signing of SB 806, testing alternative technologies for vehicle registration; and SB 322, recycling water criteria for direct potable reuse.

October 01, 2013

Senate Select Committee takes a closer look at Salton Sea and regional renewable energy facilities

September 19, 2013

Senator Hueso seeks responsible school financing

Sacramento, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – Senator Hueso successfully presented AB 182 on the Senate Floor and helped move the bill to the Governor’s desk for signature. The measure addresses the controversial school bond issue and establishes restrictions on the use of capital appreciation bonds (CAB) by California school districts and community college districts. Governor Brown has until October 13 to act on the bill.

September 11, 2013

 Senator Hueso achieves a win for California veterans

Sacramento, Calif. (September 11, 2013) – Senator Hueso successfully submits another law into California’s Chapters with Senate Bill 134, No Hunger for Heroes Act. SB 134 increases food security for California’s military families and veterans. In addition, it prevents counties from requiring mandatory participation in the CalFresh Employment and Training Program (E&T) in order to be eligible for food assistance.

August 03, 2013

San Diego, CA ( August 3, 2013) – Senator Ben Hueso is proud to announce July 25, 2013 as Swimmable California Day. The California legislature approved Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 48, which promotes and celebrates swimming in California in a safe and clean environment.  It’s the first time this designation has been made in California.

August 02, 2013

El Centro, CA (August 2, 2013) -  State Senator Ben Hueso, alongside State Department of Transportation and local officials held a check presentation ceremony Friday, August 2, 2013 at the construction site of the new Downtown El Centro Bus Transit Terminal. Approximately $2.4 million of those funds will be used for the purchase of six large standard 40 ft. transit buses to be used on the Imperial Valley Transit fixed route service.

August 02, 2013

Heber, CA (August 2, 2013)  – State Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego), alongside State Department of Transportation and Heber School and Public Utility officials unveiled newly installed solar powered safety beacons and school crosswalk signs that will be placed at the intersection of Heber Avenue and State Route 86.  Throughout the last several months, the Heber Community along with School and Public Utility Officials garnered over 500 signatures asking State Officials for modifications to be made to the Heber