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State, local leaders react to transportation bill’s passage

April 8, 2017
(The Daily Independent) Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), who represents Ridgecrest and the Indian Wells Valley, expressed her disappointment for a tax she sees as a hindrance for taxpayers.

Locals react to lawmakers approving gas tax bill

April 7, 2017
(KBAK/KBFX) While grocery shoppers will also be paying more for their food, Nick Ortez with the Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce said consumers will also see an increase across several industries.

Paramedics and EMTs to be honored

March 30, 2017
(The Bakersfield Californian) Thirteen emergency medical services professionals will be honored Monday for their exemplary care to the people of Kern County. California Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, will recognize them in her office at the State Capitol, according to a press...

Republicans ask Senate secretary to recuse himself from Nguyen investigation

March 2, 2017
(Sacramento Bee) The drama over Sen. Janet Nguyen’s ejection from the floor session a week ago resumed Thursday when the Senate Republican leader asked the Senate’s top staff member to recuse himself from an investigation into the incident. Senate Republican leader Jean Fuller requested a review of...

GOP senator, a Vietnamese refugee, removed from California Senate floor after criticizing Tom Hayden

February 23, 2017
(San Jose Mercury News) Republican legislators are decrying what they call a free-speech violation after Sen. Janet Nguyen, an Orange County Republican, was forcibly removed from the Senate floor Thursday morning during an attempt to criticize the late California Sen. Tom Hayden.

California senator removed from floor after criticizing late lawmaker Tom Hayden

February 23, 2017
(Sacramento Bee) The California Senate was thrown into chaos and anger on Thursday when a Republican member was forcibly removed from the floor for allegedly speaking out of turn during a session. Republican colleagues say Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Garden Grove, was silenced by the Democratic majority...