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September 26, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to veto Senate Bill 252, authored by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). SB 252 would place even more additional regulatory burdens on property owners needing to drill a new water well on their own land.
September 21, 2017
Last week, the 2017 legislative session came to an end. Like usual, the Legislature was sorting through hundreds of bills in the final week, but for many the week revolved around housing.
September 14, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement about reports of recent DACA discussions between President Trump and Congressional leaders of both parties: “The previous administration preferred to enact major policy changes through Executive Orders or party-line...
September 12, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement about his vote against Assembly Bill 186, which is currently a few votes away from clearing the California State Senate this afternoon: “AB 186 will set up state-sanctioned heroin dens aka ‘safe zones’ where drug...
September 6, 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 September: Terra Bella Thurs., September 14 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Carl Smith Middle School Library 23825 Ave. 92, Terra Bella Shafter Fri...
September 5, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Executive Order is being rescinded: “I have said for years that immigration reform, including protecting ‘...
September 5, 2017
In this Issue: Note from Andy | Remembering September 11th | September Mobile District Office Hours | ICYMI: Cory Burkarth to Join Team Vidak at the Capitol | Reedley College Recognized as ‘Strong Workforce Star’ | Team Vidak Out & About | Field Work Began in Alpaugh on August 28th | September Legislative Calendar Highlights
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...