August 14, 2020

Assemblyman Vince Fong discusses issues with unemployment and solutions he’s working on

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — When the coronavirus pandemic struck the economy, many began turning to unemployment to make ends meet. That’s when structural flaws within the EDD came to light. Local Assemblyman Vince Fong said his office is working to help residents navigate these challenges and […]
July 16, 2020

Assemblyman Vince Fong Endorsed By Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC

Assemblyman Vince Fong Endorsed By Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC Taxpayer Group Mentions “Excellent Service to Taxpayers” Contact: Steven Fenaroli BAKERSFIELD– Assemblyman Vince Fong has received the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC (HJTA PAC). Fong was praised by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s PAC […]
June 24, 2020

OC Register: The gas tax is going up again, courtesy of Sacramento

Even a pandemic and economic crisis are not enough to stop California from raising its gas tax again. Starting on July 1, the state is hitting taxpayers with another $440 million in higher gas taxes, even as nearly three million workers are unemployed. This tone-deaf move rubs salt […]
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 […]