Michael Rubio http://kvpr.org en Fran Florez Drops Out of Senate District 16 Race http://kvpr.org/post/fran-florez-drops-out-senate-district-16-race <p>Shafter's Fran Florez announced on Twitter today that she is dropping out of the race to replace former State Senator Michael Rubio in the 16th district.</p><p class="p1">The Kern County Democrat said in a statement that she made her decision to protect party unity and to ensure a Democratic victory in the upcoming special election.</p><p class="p1">Kern County Supervisor and former Rubio staffer Letecia Perez announced yesterday that she and her family would move to a new home to maintain her eligibility in the race.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:18:17 +0000 Joe Moore 12783 at http://kvpr.org Fran Florez Drops Out of Senate District 16 Race Valley Fever Advocates See Hope For New Funding, New Laws http://kvpr.org/post/valley-fever-advocates-see-hope-new-funding-new-laws-0 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">For Central California families impacted by valley fever, it seemed like the long-ignored disease was finally gaining attention.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:29:44 +0000 Rebecca Plevin 12228 at http://kvpr.org Valley Fever Advocates See Hope For New Funding, New Laws Analysis: Big Issues Await Rubio In New Job As Oil Industry Lobbyist http://kvpr.org/post/analysis-big-issues-await-rubio-new-job-oil-industry-lobbyist <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When former state Senator Michael Rubio begins work in Sacramento Monday as government relations manager for Chevron, he'll arrive to a full slate of issues involving the oil industry.</span></p><p>While state law prohibits ex-elected officials from registering as lobbyists for one year after leaving office, Rubio is expected to sidestep that provision by assuming a management role with the oil giant.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:21:47 +0000 Joe Moore 11543 at http://kvpr.org Analysis: Big Issues Await Rubio In New Job As Oil Industry Lobbyist What Does Senator Michael Rubio's Resignation Mean For the Valley? http://kvpr.org/post/what-does-senator-michael-rubios-resignation-mean-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State&nbsp;</span>Senator Michael Rubio stunned political observers with his surprise resignation on Friday morning. A moderate Democrat, Rubio was leading efforts to change the state's landmark environmental law, the California Environmental Quality Act.</p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 01:38:21 +0000 Joe Moore 11210 at http://kvpr.org What Does Senator Michael Rubio's Resignation Mean For the Valley? Michael Rubio Resigns From State Senate http://kvpr.org/post/michael-rubio-resigns-state-senate <p></p><p>State Senator Michael Rubio, D-Shafter, has resigned, effective immediately, from his position in the California State Senate. He will become the manager of California government affairs for Chevron Corporation.</p><p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:52:49 +0000 Rebecca Plevin & Joe Moore 11188 at http://kvpr.org Michael Rubio Resigns From State Senate Town hall event focuses on valley fever concerns http://kvpr.org/post/town-hall-event-focuses-valley-fever-concerns <p></p><p>San Joaquin Valley residents, doctors and experts demanding improvements in the way valley fever is studied, diagnosed and treated shared their concerns during a town hall meeting hosted by state Senator Michael Rubio, D-Shafter, in Bakersfield on Friday.</p><p>Experts stressed the need for earlier diagnosis of the disease. That requires better education about the disease for providers and the public, they said.</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 01:24:38 +0000 REBECCA PLEVIN AND RACHEL COOK - Reporting on Health Collaborative 5108 at http://kvpr.org Town hall event focuses on valley fever concerns