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October 16, 2013
Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) today joined with Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) in calling for a hearing to investigate the practices of California Employment Development Department and their actions following a stoppage in the issuance of unemployment insurance checks in September and delaying...
October 11, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement regarding Governor Brown’s signing of Assembly Bill 711, which bans the use of lead ammunition in hunting. “Governor Brown’s all-out assault on our 2nd Amendment rights is outrageous. Assembly Bill 711 will effectively ban hunting in...
October 10, 2013
Howdy folks – It’s been an amazing ride since we were sworn into office in Hanford on August 10! One of the key things I worked on in Sacramento during the last few days of the Legislative Session was to ask my colleagues in the Senate to let you re-vote on High-Speed Rail. I’m disappointed, but...
October 10, 2013
Hola, amigos: ¡Hemos transitado período asombroso desde que juramos nuestros cargos en Hanford el 10 de agosto! Uno de los asuntos claves en los que he trabajado en Sacramento durante los últimos días de la Sesión Legislativa fue en solicitarles a mis colegas del Senado que les permitieran a...
October 7, 2013
I’m shocked Governor Brown has once again turned his back on farmers, farm workers and the agriculture community in California. Clearly Mr. Brown has not learned from his past mistakes. The governor’s veto of AB 571 could literally be a death sentence for the California citrus industry and the thousands of jobs it brings to our Central Valley.
October 4, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent the following letter to Agricultural Labor Relations Board Chairwoman Genevieve Shiroma requesting evidence on the board’s recent decision to reject a Gerawan Farming employee petition seeking a union decertification election: October 4, 2013 The Honorable...
October 3, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today the opening of his Hanford district office at 113 Court Street, Suite 205. The office will be staffed by Paula Vinzant (district director), Christine Caprelian (executive assistant/district scheduler) Daniel Medina (constituent services) and Johnny...
September 30, 2013
I thought you might be interested in an article that ran in the Los Angeles Times (9/28/13) about a recent poll that shows 70 percent of Californians want a revote on High-Speed Rail. Although my effort in August to put a re-vote on the 2014 ballot was shot down by the majority party, momentum is clearly building in our favor. Let’s keep the pressure on Sacramento to stop this nonsense. Our tax dollars would be better spent on sustainable water, creating jobs, quality education and public safety for our Central Valley.
September 26, 2013
Senator Andy Vidak co-signed this letter urging Governor Brown to veto AB 711.
September 24, 2013
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) submitted the following letter to the Joint Senate Committee Hearing on 2014 Water Bond: September 23, 2013 The Honorable Jerry Hill Chair, Senate Environmental Quality Committee State Capitol, Room 2205 Sacramento, CA 95814 The Honorable Fran Pavley...

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