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March 20, 2018
State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) is again urging Governor Jerry Brown to reverse the decision by the Board of Parole Hearings to grant parole to convicted murderer Susan Lee Russo. Nicknamed “the black widow” during her trial, Russo was convicted of first degree murder and conspiracy for her...
March 15, 2018
State Capitol – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today announced he is amending his Senate Bill 1143 to prevent sex offenders from secretly moving in next door to schools, parks, and child care centers. Click here (pdf) to view the bill’s amended language. Jessica’s Law (Proposition 83 of 2006...
March 13, 2018
In this Issue: Note from Andy | Senate Bill 1137 - Veterans Assistance | Vidak Helps Pass Legislative Employee Whistleblower Protection Act | Upcoming Mobile Office Hours | Bakersfield Job Fest 2018 | Caltrans College Scholarships | Team Vidak Out and About
March 12, 2018
Bakersfield business owner and philanthropist Robin Brassfield-Cooper was recognized Monday as Woman of the Year for the 14th Senate District. Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) helped recognize Brassfield-Cooper on the floor of the Senate during Monday’s Senate session, where other honorees from across the state were also recognized.
March 9, 2018
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement today in response to the latest “new and improved” High Speed Rail business plan and projected costs report : “Initially a rat-hole, now a sink hole, soon it will be an abyss in which more and more tax dollars are forever lost. I speak...
March 5, 2018
Andy met last month with Adventist Health to hear about a brand-new project that they are getting off the ground. The not-for-profit healthcare organization is working with World Vision to provide items to community members in need in the Central Valle
March 2, 2018
State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) on Friday delivered a letter to Governor Jerry Brown’s office urging Brown to reverse the decision by the Board of Parole Hearings to grant parole to convicted murderer Susan Lee Russo.
February 27, 2018
Team Vidak on Tuesday announced its Mobile Office Hours for the month of March. Mobile District Office hours are an opportunity for Senate District 14 residents to meet locally with a Team Vidak representative to hear more about Andy’s work in Sacramento and the Central Valley, have their questions...
February 22, 2018
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA - State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of former Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia): “Quite frankly it’s about time and really overdue. The Senate leadership’s mishandling of this issue for months has not been...
February 16, 2018
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today introduced Senate Bill 1337, which will create the Student Intern Tax Credit Pilot Program to allow small businesses to receive a tax credit for hiring interns. “Internships are incredibly valuable in today’s workforce,” said Vidak. “Internships...