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Jean Fuller: Help is on the way to help fix teacher shortage – but we must partner and move now

October 5, 2018
(Bakersfield Californian) Over the next decade, it is projected that approximately 30 percent of teachers will retire. Over the same period of time, we expect a considerable increase in the number of children entering school, subsequently increasing demand for new, qualified teachers. Thus...

(Bakersfield Californian) DMV dread: Long waits locally and across much of the state

August 11, 2018
(Bakersfield Californian) Republicans on the committee favored the audit, but three Senate Democrats did not vote on the issue after two hours of debate, essentially killing the audit request. “The DMV is in a systemic crisis that will easily move into a systemic crash of vital services if we do...

Kern Medical unveils new Valley Fever Institute

August 10, 2018
(KGET17) On Friday, Kern Medical unveiled its new approach to combating Valley Fever in Kern County. Plans were unveiled for an expansion of the clinical space used for Valley Fever patients at the hospital. "This indeed is a momentous day," exclaimed Bakersfield Mayor Karen Goh. Valley Fever is a...

Jean Fuller: Valley Fever fight starts with awareness and ends with a cure

August 6, 2018
(Bakersfield Californian) Valley Fever is a devastating disease that impacts thousands of Californians a year, with the majority of those victims located right here in Kern County. Because Kern County has one of the largest populations of Valley Fever victims in the country, I became aware of this...

Local legislators advocate for Valley Fever awareness

August 2, 2018
(KGET - Bakersfield) Valley Fever cases are on the rise, the fungal infection took the lives of nine people in Kern county last year. Officials urge the importance of knowing the symptoms and being aware of the resources available. "If there's a lot of dust around, you want to stay indoors," said...

$3 million for valley fever research signed into law

June 27, 2018
(23ABC News Bakersfield) Senator Jean Fuller's request for $3 million for valley fever research was signed into law by Governor Brown Wednesday.

Governor approves $3M for valley fever research in Kern County

June 27, 2018
(The Bakersfield Californian) A request for $3 million in funding for valley fever research was approved by Gov. Jerry Brown this week. The governor signed into law a request by Sen. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, for money for research at the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center. The money...

Bringing internet to rural Tulare County is 'huge' for children

June 22, 2018
(Visalia Times-Delta) Because Exeter student Aden Yenne lives in rural Tulare County, his internet access is limited. His lack of connection makes it hard to complete homework. Sometimes, he is left to finish his homework on campus, he said. But now, he and the more than 500 children who attend the...

Valley fever funding included in California budget deal

June 11, 2018
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) Funding for valley fever outreach and research is included in the state budget compromise that will be considered this week by the state Senate and Assembly.

County's Valley Fever Institute could get $3M for research

June 9, 2018
THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN - The Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center has gotten one step closer in securing more funding for research. The Joint Legislative Budget Conference Committee has recommended state Sen. Jean Fuller’s request for $3 million to expand valley fever research be...