In Fresno, Legislators Hear Solutions to Doctor Shortages

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into a law a bill that will allow illegal immigrants between the ages of 19-25 to receive Medi-Cal benefits. That will add an estimated 90,000 to the California health care rolls, at a cost of $98 million to taxpayers. ...
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Hurtado Announces $15M for Valley Drinking Water

Failing water systems throughout the southern San Joaquin Valley will get a $15 million boost thanks to the efforts of state Sen. Melissa Hurtado, a Sanger Democrat. “Access to clean drinking water is one of...
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Sen. Hurtado’s First Bill Aims to Help Asthma Sufferers

Low-income Central Valley residents suffering from asthma may gain access to resources to help manage the chronic lung disease. Newly elected state Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) has introduced her first piece of legislation in Senate Bill 207, which aims ...

Borgeas, Hurtado Sworn-In as New State Senators

The California state Legislature was back at work, albeit for a ceremonial session. As mandated by the state Constitution, all 80 Assembly members and the 20 newly elected senators were sworn into office Mon...

Vidak, Poythress Concede Races, Giving Dems Supermajorities

SACRAMENTO — Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature. Vote totals updated since Election Day made winners Monday of Melissa H...

Will Borgeas’ Election Create Domino Effect?

In less than a month, Andreas Borgeas will become the next state senator representing most of Fresno at the Capitol. At that time, he will also vacate his current position as Fresno County supervisor, creati...