June 21, 2019

Assemblyman Vince Fong names Urner’s “Small Business of the Year”

Assemblyman Vince Fong has named Urner’s as the 34th District’s “Small Business of the Year.” Urner’s has been in Bakersfield for an entire century. Fong called Urner’s a generational staple and thanked the family for it’s dedication to supporting local non-profits. In honor of Urner’s […]
June 8, 2019

OUR VIEW: Assemblyman Fong vs. secretive bureaucrats

Bakersfield’s Republican Assemblyman Vince Fong is an unusual politician in these partisan times. Not only is he willing to work across the aisle to get things done, he gives more than lip service to the idea that people have a right to know what their […]
June 7, 2019

Open Forum: The public’s right to know is under threat in California. Passing AB289 would help.

California proponents of good government could use some good news. So how about this: On May 23, the California Assembly unanimously passed legislation strengthening the public’s ability to learn what the government is doing in its name. What we’ve learned lately is alarming. Earlier this […]
May 29, 2019

Is your representative voting “Yes” on blank bills?

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Last year Eyewitness News told you about budget trailer bills; essentially blank bills going through the state capital with little to no input from the voters. Today California lawmakers are still voting on legislation that legitimately says and does nothing, until […]
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 […]