BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Anthony Rendon, speaker of the California State Assembly, was quoted recently as saying the just-adjourned 2017 legislative session in Sacramento was "one of the most progressive sessions in memory."
State lawmakers from Bakersfield weigh in on that assessment this Saturday on "Kern County: In Depth."
I asked him, what did you mean by that statement because you're making some of us feel uneasy. And he said he just meant that we were accomplishing things and getting things done through legislation like transportation and housing and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, green house gas reduction and climate change."
- Assemblyman Rudy Salas ,(D) - Bakersfield
"This legislative session is the first I've gone through, it's very costly to ordinary californians. Whether it's the gas tax, cap and trade, whether it's housing tax, there was just a whole host of policies that were passed."
- Assemblyman Vince Fong, (R) - Bakersfield
"And there were more social policies that don't make sense for most of California or the inland areas at least."
- Sen. Jean Fuller, (R) - Bakersfield
Senator Jean Fuller and Assembly members Rudy Salas and Vince Fong join Jim Scott Saturday on "Kern County: In Depth."
The program features a look back on the 2017 legislative session and some of the best and worst bills to make it to the governor's desk. Plus, a look ahead to next year and some of the big political battles brewing.
"Kern County: In Depth" airs at 6 p.m. Saturday Nov. 11 on KGET TV-17. A rebroadcast of the program airs every Sunday at 11 a.m. on the CW channel 12.
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