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December 13, 2019

Caltrans must be held accountable for misspent funds

It was clear from the beginning that voters didn’t trust Sacramento to spend new gas tax revenue for its promised purposes. In the push to pass Senate Bill 1 in 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature agreed to put a “lock box” measure on […]
December 9, 2019

COMMUNITY VOICES: Hard to make sense of Newsom’s energy policies in the real world

By Assemblyman Vince Fong California is the fifth largest economy in the world, which requires a tremendous amount of energy to keep it running. In recent months, we have seen the consequences of the state’s poor energy decisions and policies that have led to our […]
November 19, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for honoring PFC Joseph Robert Livermore

I write this letter to acknowledge all the wonderful people that participated in honoring my uncle PFC Joseph Robert Livermore, returned home after 76 years following his demise fighting for our country (“Remains of long-missing Marine greeted with gratitude and respect in his hometown,” Nov. […]
November 6, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong hosts meeting on homeless action plan progress; McCarthy, Goh provide updates

Members of the Bakersfield Kern Regional Homeless Collaborative hosted a meeting Monday where they offered a progress report on plans of action to combat homelessness. The meeting was called for by Bakersfield Assemblyman Vince Fong. He and Congressman Kevin McCarthy have requested periodic updates on […]
November 4, 2019

DMV may be overcharging Kern County residents with use tax

The Department of Motor Vehicles may be charging tax rates higher than allowed for some Kern County residents. Assemblyman Vince Fong’s office is looking into two complaints of sales tax issues involving the DMV in Bakersfield. At least one of the issues appears to involve […]
October 25, 2019

Fong ‘cautiously optimistic’ about TCI’s future

Assemblyman says McCarthy has met with AG about reversing decision to close federal prison facility near Taft Assemblyman Vince Fong said he is “cautiously optimistic” about the future of the Taft Correctional Institution after Congressman Kevin McCarthy met recently with United States Attorney General William […]