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State Assembly Approves Assemblymember Garcia and Senator Padilla’s Legislation Creating the Southeast California Economic Zone in the Salton Sea Region

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — On Wednesday, May 22, the California State Assembly voted to approve Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) and Senator Steve Padilla’s (D-San Diego) AB 2757, establishing the Southeast California Economic Region. This designation will enhance the competitiveness for federal, state, and local funding, as well as Lithium Valley and clean energy development investment opportunities in the Eastern Riverside County and Imperial County communities.   

Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia’s Legislation Extending Hospital Loan Repayments Achieves Success in the State Assembly

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — On Thursday, May 23, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) successfully passed AB 2098 before the State Assembly. This measure would extend the repayment requirements for nondesignated public hospitals participating in a California Health Facilities Financing Authority loan program. During dire economic times, repaying these loans can push struggling district and municipal hospitals to the brink of financial insolvency. This extension measure would offer much-needed relief to financially burdened hospitals like those in the communities Garcia serves.

Assemblymember Garcia and Visión y Compromiso Hold State Capitol Rally Empowering the Role of Promotoras in Advancing Health Equity

(SACRAMENTO, CA) — On Tuesday, May 7, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (D-Colton), Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), and Visión y Compromiso joined over 150 Promotoras and community-based organizations from diverse regions across the state for a rally outside of the California State Capitol.