Press Releases

Senator Hueso Hosts Emergency Preparedness Workshop

October 14, 2013

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

Governor Brown Signs Hueso Legislation on Alternative Technologies and Water Recycling

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.

Senator Hueso brings State Senate Leader to Imperial Valley

October 01, 2013

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

Bond Reform Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

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.

Governor Brown Signs No Hunger for Heroes Act

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.

Senator Ben Hueso Announces First-Ever Swimmable California Day

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.

Senator Hueso Presents $3.3 Million in Transportation Funds to County of Imperial Transportation Commission

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.

Senator Hueso Unveils Safety Beacons for Heber Cross Walk

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

Senator Hueso Honors Imperial Beach Principal at a Presentation in State Capitol

July 11, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2013) – Senator Ben Hueso recognized SIATech Imperial Beach Principal Sally Cohenour during the Senate Floor session this morning.

“It is important to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of SIATech which provide significant social, economic, and academic benefits to their pupils and to California's population as a whole,” said Senator Hueso.

Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence Held Informational Hearing Salton Sea: Renewable Energy and Resources

June 27, 2013

Sacramento, Calif. (June 27, 2013) – Today, Senator Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) chair of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Energy Independence, held an informational hearing that examined renewable energy, economic development opportunities and environmental impacts of a renewable energy portfolio around the Salton Sea.