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June 16, 2020

Buckle up: California’s gas tax is on the rise

… The increase is the third in four years and is due to the automatic inflation-adjustment that was added in the 2017 law. Meanwhile, Bakersfield Asm. Vince Fong added that the increase: “further rubs Sacramento salt into the wounds of California residents who are struggling […]
June 16, 2020

Fong criticizes new state budget

Assemblyman calls out Democrats for approving funding of high speed rail. Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County) was strongly critical of the 2020-21 State Budget, which passed out of the State Legislature today for the Governor’s signature: “Passing a budget that includes a $9 billion tax […]
June 1, 2020

BAKERSFIELD MATTERS: Doing the ordinary during extraordinary times: Locals find ways to help during pandemic

In early April, Jim Burke Ford Lincoln marketing director George Hay and Assemblyman Vince Fong created Food for the Frontline Kern County, designed to provide meals to health care workers at area hospitals. With the help of the Kern Community Foundation, Food for the Frontline […]
May 22, 2020

Fong demands answers on Calif.’s water lawsuit spending

As California wades deeper into a legal battle over the rules that will determine how much water is pumped south from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Asm. Vince Fong (R–Bakersfield) is seeking some answers. Read More
May 22, 2020

Vince Fong Responds to Kern County Attestation Approval

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County announced Wednesday evening that the state approved its attestation to move further into Phase 2.   Read More
May 15, 2020

Local Assemblyman Vince Fong responds to governor’s budget revisions

Local Assemblyman Vince Fong said “Sacramento must get serious” in response to the governor’s revised budget announcement Thursday. Read More