Current News

August 24, 2017
It is no secret that in recent years California and the Central Valley have experienced extreme water shortages and, more recently, severe floods. For too long, Sacramento politicians ignored the need to invest in California’s water infrastructure and as a result, Californians have suffered.
August 22, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued a public warning about Assembly Bill 1250, and a call to action for families, seniors, women, children, grandparents and anyone else who occasionally needs a helping hand: “Government can’t do everything all the time, so non-profits,...
August 7, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) has announced that Cory Burkarth will be coming on board as the Communications Director in Vidak’s Capitol office starting on October 2. Burkarth has an extensive background in media relations, public relations, and public information. He currently serves...
August 7, 2017
Howdy Folks — Summer is in full swing and the Legislature is on Summer Recess, but that doesn’t mean the work has stopped! We have a very busy month ahead. As the 2017 Legislative Session nears an end, I will continue to fight against the last minute anti-Valley bills that are sure to surface. I am...
August 1, 2017
Howdy Friends – It has already been a hot summer and more heat waves are on the way, so please stay cool! These heat waves can be very dangerous. According to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), those at greatest risk of heat-related illness include: Infants and children up to four...
July 25, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that members of his staff will be holding Mobile District Office Hours in the following communities during August: McFarland Tues., August 1 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. National Night Out, McFarland 401 W. Kern Ave., McFarland Sanger Tues.,...
July 24, 2017
Promise #1: The Cap and Trade extension will maintain current industry assistance levels that help food processors affordably comply with California’s Greenhouse Reduction (GHC) mandate.
July 24, 2017
California State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) sent the following letter today to the 55 members of the California Congressional Delegation urging them to embrace bi-partisan “Dreamer” legislation: Unlike many others, I am still optimistic that Congress and the President can someday enact...
July 20, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) yesterday introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 70, which recognizes August 2017 as National Eye Exam Month in California.
July 17, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today reacted with mild surprise that Cap & Trade backers are already planning to end run the Legislature by going along with the current extension plan only to force through more heinous regulations administratively.