In the News

By Marcie Landeros/May 14, 2022
May 16, 2022

As excerpted from the Calexico Chronicle

CALIPTRIA — State Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, and Assembly member Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, called for unity during a roundtable discussion of California’s revised 2022-2023 budget proposal, which included funding opportunities for Imperial County’s Lithium Valley projects.

By Vanessa Gongora/May 13, 2022
May 16, 2022

As excerpted from KYMA

CALIPATRIA, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - On May 13th, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new budget proposal after announcing a $100 billion surplus. One idea includes more than $300 million for the Lithium Valley project and $1.5 billion in California Energy Commission Program funds.

By Brandon Paykamian/April 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

As excerpted from Government Technology

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced an additional $80 million within his revised 2022-23 budget to build a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facility at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley, according to a news release Friday.

By Alexis Soto / May 13, 2022
May 16, 2022

As excerpted from The Desert Review

CALIPATRIA — Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and Senator Ben Hueso held a community meeting Friday, May 13, at the Calipatria Community Center in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s $300.6 billion budget revision for May and more specifically to the proposed investments in lithium headed to the county. Governor Newsom announced earlier in the day that Imperial County would benefit from over $200 million from his revisions to the 2022-2023 state budget due to a record surplus of $97.5 million. 

By Senator Ben Hueso/April 22, 2022
May 16, 2022

As excerpted from The Star News

As a longtime Chair of the California State Senate Energy Utilities and Commerce Committee, I have been a passionate advocate for policies that not only advance the state’s transition to 100-percent clean energy but do so in the most affordable and equitable manner for all Californians.

July 30, 2020

"California has set ambitious goals for recycling and other environmental priorities, and meeting them requires innovative and cost-effective solutions," said Senator Ben Hueso (D-40), who has advocated for Caltrans to test this material. "Using waste plastic that was otherwise destined for a landfill will not only reduce the cost of road repair and construction, but also increase the strength and durability of our roads."

February 27, 2020

By Senator Ben Hueso / February 27, 2020
By not offering these tax incentives, what message is California sending to our military retirees, who have put their lives on the line to keep us safe? Apparently not a welcoming one, as we are losing military veterans to other states at an alarming rate.

July 05, 2019

By Senator Ben Hueso / July 5, 2019

As excerpted from Coronado Eagle & Journal

California shares more than 140 miles of our southern border with Mexico, and the flow of goods and people across the border have been critical to California’s success as the fifth largest economy. Our close proximity and shared values have resulted in one of the strongest economic, cultural, and social regions in the world. Trade between California and Mexico yields $70 billion per year.

April 23, 2018

On May 8, 2018, the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation, chaired by Senator Hueso, will be hosting an informational meeting on Expanding Educational Opportunities for Trans-Border Students. Please RSVP by calling (619) 409-7690

March 16, 2018

By Sandra Dibble / March 16, 2018

As excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune

Saying cross-border flows of sewage and other contaminants threaten area beaches and one of California’s few remaining salt marshes, state Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) Friday called on Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration to take legal action against the federal government to bring more focus and resources to protect the region.