HANFORD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check to Kings Community Action Organization (KCAO) celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget to aid the organization’s food bank and housing assistance programs.




VISALIA, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check to an ensemble of Tulare County leaders and local agencies celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget to fund repairs to rural roadways.




TULARE, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) presented a ceremonial check to the Tulare City Fire Station celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget for public safety equipment, specifically for Tulare City Fire Station to purchase a new fire engine.

“It was a privilege to join community members, firefighters and local leaders in celebrating this important budget win for public safety that will empower our first responders to continue meeting the city’s needs for generations to come,” said Senator Hurtado.




HANFORD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) joined City of Hanford, residents, leaders and first responders for a ceremonial check presentation celebrating $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget for public safety equipment, specifically for the Hanford Fire Department to purchase fire engines.




BAKERSFIELD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) released the following statement on Governor Newsom’s proposed 2024-25 State Budget:




AVENAL, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) joined City of Avenal residents and leaders for a community celebration of the $1 million the Senator secured in the state budget for public safety equipment and facilities maintenance for the city’s police department and veterans hall.




BAKERSFIELD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) has announced the revamp of her website to facilitate residents of Senate District Sixteen directly submitting bill ideas for consideration during the legislative session from January 3, 2024, to August 31, 2024.




BAKERSFIELD, CA – Senator Melissa Hurtado (D-Bakersfield) commends the United States Department of Agriculture for considering revisions to its foreign land reporting form with the aim of capturing more information on long-term leases and the impacts of foreign ownership on farmers.