In Case You Missed It Archive

The state Senate’s chance to make California more affordable

May 26, 2016
The Ridgecrest Daily Independent - The Golden State has become a very expensive place to call home. In 2015, CNBC ranked California as the fifth most expensive state to live in. The average monthly rent in California is 50 percent higher than the rest of the country. Our state’s poverty rate is the...

GOP pushes tax credits as California budget work heats up

April 26, 2016
(Assocaited Press) Republicans say their ideas would keep money in the hands of low-income people instead of redistributing it through state programs.

California Senate Republicans want tax breaks for vets, students

April 26, 2016
(Sacramento Bee) Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller called it “a very positive agenda that gives voice to Californians being left behind by their own Capitol.”

Will California’s new minimum wage law make sense in Bakersfield?

April 1, 2016
Sacramento Bee - Republicans and some business groups predicted that the higher wage will be disastrous in certain parts of the state.

Top Sailors: Lively, Criss named Bluejacket of the Year

March 22, 2016
The Daily Independent - The best of the best among local Sailors and Marines were honored at the annual Bluejacket of the Year Awards Dinner held Saturday at the Kerr McGee Center, sponsored by the Indian Wells Valley Council of the Navy League.

Senator Fuller honors Kern County first responders

March 7, 2016
(KBAK/KBFX) — State Sen. Jean Fuller recognized 14 first responders Monday with a Senate resolution for their lifesaving skills and service to Kern County.

Aerospace Industry Supports 250,000 Southern California Jobs

March 1, 2016
Times of San Diego - From General Atomics in Poway to SpaceX in Hawthorne and Northrop Grumman‘s new B-21 bomber to be built in Palmdale, the aerospace industry in Southern California supports nearly 250,000 jobs. That was the conclusion of a report released Tuesday the Los Angeles County Economic...

Virgin Galactic rolls out VSS Unity

February 20, 2016
Ridgecrest Daily Independent MOJAVE — Sir Richard Branson knows how to make an entrance. Virgin Galactic’s founder unveiled the company’s new SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity in typical dramatic style preceeding it in a white Range Rover with arms spread wide as lights flashed, music blared and the crowd...

Murray Middle School groundbreaking

February 9, 2016
The Daily Independent - Dirt flies Monday as local, regional and national diginatries, including Congressman Kevin McCarthy and California Sen. Jean Fuller, celebrate the ground breaking for the new Murray Middle School, to be located across the street from Burroughs High School.

Fuller resolution supports women in sports

February 5, 2016
Desert Dispatch - Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, this week presented Senate Concurrent Resolution 101, designating the week as California Girls and Women in Sports Week. SCR 101, which received unanimous support in the California Senate, celebrates female athletics and the...