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May 23, 2019

Fong bill will close loophole in CPRA

AB 289 passes Assembly with unanimous and bipartisan support, goes on to Senate The California Assembly passed AB 289, authored by Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Kern County), which closes a loophole in California Public Records Act, on Thursday with unanimous bipartisan support. The vote was 68-0. […]
May 17, 2019

Assemblyman Fong responds to upcoming release of over 100 inmates in Bakersfield

State officials have responded to BPD’s release news of more that 100 inmates to be dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Downtown Bakersfield Thursday. Bakersfield police say the released inmates will be dropped off on Thursday between 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. by […]
May 11, 2019

Op-Ed: Dangerous Sacramento proposal puts lives at risk

By Vince Fong and Jed McLaughlin Our law enforcement officers go to work every day knowing they face constant uncertainty and danger on the job serving our community. Any incident and response, whether it is a traffic stop or a domestic violence call, can lead […]
April 16, 2019

JACKSON: DOES CALIFORNIA HAVE A FUTURE?

Republican California State Assemblyman Vince Fong recently tweeted about California’s 19 percent poverty rate, which he said “is driven by the extreme high cost of living here.” “Yet,” said Fong, “Sacramento continues to pass policies that make it even more expensive.” In a story illustrated […]
April 10, 2019

Who’s responsible for DMV’s voter registration problems? Lawmakers want answers

California lawmakers from both major parties pushed Tuesday for a closer look at technology and security mishaps in last year’s launch of the state’s new voter registration system at the Department of Motor Vehicles. “We have to get to the bottom of this as quickly […]
March 11, 2019

Momentum builds for public investment in California water-storage projects

 It won’t arrive in time for this wet winter, but hopes are rising that Central Valley politicians will soon deliver on one of their top political goals in recent years: investment in California water storage. Bills introduced last week by Bakersfield Republicans in Sacramento and […]