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 100th anniversary, the store recently presented a $25,000 dollar check…

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 government is doing. Fong has authored a bill that strengthens…

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 year, Attorney General Xavier Becerra threatened reporters with misdemeanor charges…

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 they fill it up at the last minute. These bills…

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. The measure establishes an independent California Public Records Act (CPRA)…

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 the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Local Assemblyman Vince…

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 to injury, accident, and even death. Unfortunately, Sacramento has proposed…

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 by an artist’s rendering of a family in a moving…

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 as possible,” Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield) said. “We can’t tolerate…

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 Washington, D.C., would redirect money from the state’s high-speed rail…

California Assemblyman Vince Fong: Gavin Newsom’s high-speed rail project is flawed

Gavin Newsom told Californians that High Speed Rail is mismanaged and full of problems. Now he changed his story and is framing it as something else. Let’s be honest with the public and stop this flawed project.

Assemblyman Vince Fong- State Of The State Preview Live From The California Assembly

Assemblyman Vince Fong shares his thoughts on issues impacting California https://s3.amazonaws.com/cg-fong/audio/insight-190212a_1.mp3