News & Press Releases

In the News
July 3, 2019

California is set to give the San Gabriel Valley $5.625 million to help address homelessness in the region.

State Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park, began lobbying for the funding immediately after she was elected last November because she had seen homelessness increase in the area while serving on the Baldwin Park City Council. Gov. Gavin Newsom included the funding in the $214.8 billion state budget he signed last week.

Press Release
July 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), announced today that the 2019-20 state budget includes $5.6 million to help alleviate the homelessness crisis in the San Gabriel Valley.

“I made tackling the housing and homelessness crisis in the San Gabriel Valley a top priority in my campaign.  Now, in my first year as State Senator, I am proud to have successfully secured $5.6 million to support and empower our local service providers to address this crisis in the way that best fits our regional needs,” Sen. Rubio said.

Press Release
June 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO - Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today released a statement on Gov. Newsom signing the 2019-20 California budget:

Press Release
June 27, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) today issued the following statement in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision to not include a citizenship question in the 2020 census.

"While the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today on the census citizenship question was encouraging, the fight is not over,” Sen. Rubio said.  “We need to stay vigilant while getting everyone to complete their census forms.  We will continue to protect the privacy of our communities and ensure everyone is counted.” 

In the News
June 18, 2019

State Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), whose district includes Alhambra, told the Alhambra Source why she voted for the Portantino measure.

“In order to bring an end to many decades of futile arguments and waste of countless resources, I voted to approve Senate Bill 7 by Senator Anthony Portantino, which codifies in state statute Caltrans’ decision to end the tunnel option to complete the remainder of the 710 freeway,” she said. “The residents have spoken, and it’s time to put to rest that debate.”

In the News
June 12, 2019

"Also included is $5.6 million to augment homelessness services in the San Gabriel Valley, which saw its homeless population increase by nearly 25% this year to 4,479.

The money was added to the budget at the request of state Sen. Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), who said the dollars would help bolster the area’s homelessness plans, provide workforce development training for residents and educate landlords to better assist residents at risk of homelessness. Rubio said addressing homelessness was a top priority among her constituents when she was campaigning for office last year.

Press Release
June 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senate-approved bills authored by Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), focusing on issues that include domestic violence, education, consumer protections, homeless and housing as well as helping local agencies and municipalities now head to the Assembly.  

In the News
May 28, 2019

A bill aimed at helping domestic victims by extending the statute of limitations on such offenses passed the California Senate Tuesday, a big step forward for a top legislative priority of Sen. Susan Rubio, D-Baldwin Park.

Read the full article at the SGV Tribune