In the News

November 27, 2017

By Katie Schoolov / November 27, 2017

As excerpted from KPBS

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a $1.5 trillion tax cut plan that would repeal several funding tools for affordable housing. San Diegans including local leaders gathered Monday to voice their opposition to the cuts.

November 03, 2017

By Lisa Halverstadt / November 3, 2017

As excerpted from Voice of San Diego

Democrats and homeless advocates have long called on the county to invest more of its ample cash in programs to aid San Diegans struggling with homelessness and mental illness.

State Sen. Ben Hueso is one Democratic leader ratcheting up those pleas in the wake of a deadly hepatitis A outbreak that’s highlighted the region’s homelessness crisis. Hueso claimed at an October press conference that the county’s got plenty of cash to throw at the problem. He zeroed in on money the county gets from Prop. 63, a voter-approved 1 percent tax on millionaires meant to bankroll mental health services.

October 25, 2017

On November 3, 2017, the Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation, chaired by Senator Hueso, will be hosting an informational meeting on Water Quality & Reliability: Tijuana River Valley, Salton Sea and Beyond. Please RSVP by calling (619) 409-7690.

October 12, 2017

By Marty Graham / October 12, 2017

As excerpted from San Diego Reader

With the governor’s signature late Monday (October 9th), $2.1 million in state funding is on its way to the Tijuana River Valley — some of it earmarked to deal with the sewage, trash, and sediment that enters the U.S. along the border.

Senate Bill 507 allocates $500,000 to update the feasibility study for capturing, controlling, and treating the waste and water that currently enters the river valley from Mexico. State senator Ben Hueso and Assemblyman Todd Gloria promised to seek the funding in May.

October 12, 2017

By Paul Sisson / October 12, 2017

As excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune

If the county could afford $150 million to help build a new stadium for the Chargers, some politicians say it should be able to spend that same amount on the homeless and public health.

A coalition of local, state and union officials made that argument as they gathered in front of the County Administration Center Thursday to announce what they called an “emergency action plan” that demands funding increases in several areas from staffing to public housing.

October 10, 2017

By Joshua Emerson Smith / October 10, 2017

As excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune

The effort to prevent sewage from flowing from Tijuana into San Diego County got a small boost Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation to provide about $2.1 million in funds for the effort.

Senate Bill 507, authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, and Assembly member Todd Gloria, D-San Diego, reallocates one-time funds previously designated for use by San Diego County under the Wildlife, Coastal and Park Land Conservation Act.

October 05, 2017

By State Senator Ben Hueso / October 5, 2017

As excerpted from The Sacramento Bee

Gov. Jerry Brown can bring the wireless revolution to California by signing Senate Bill 649.

Telecommunications access is a necessity in the modern world, so much so that governments around the world pay to subsidize wireless deployment. My legislation, SB 649, does not rely on taxpayers to finance these strategic investments.

August 18, 2017

By Paul Sisson / August 18, 2017

As excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune

Hueso stood with members of Service Employees International Union Local 221 in San Diego and announced that he recently sent a letter to the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Legislative Audit requesting that the panel “determine whether adequate levels of county public health nurses are available to appropriately serve the residents of San Diego County.”

June 15, 2017

Sacramento, CA… Senator Ben Hueso announced today that the State Legislature passed a balanced and on-time 2017-18 State Budget that appropriates record levels of K-12 per-pupil spending, invests in public higher education, saves in the rainy day fund and focuses on significant issues such as improving our roads and transportation, and restoring  childcare increases.  Senator Hueso voted in favor of Assembly Bill 97 which cleared the Senate floor by a vote of 28-10.   

 

February 21, 2017

State Sen. Ben Hueso visits GMSD to talks about the improvement that are planned for the Coronado Bridge.  Listen in as he shares more about the changes and other traffic precautions that will be installed.