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July 17, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today spoke in opposition to AB 398, a measure to extend the Cap and Trade program. Watch Video “I represent the poorest district in the state. I cannot, in good conscious, vote for yet another bill that will raise gasoline and electricity rates on the...
July 13, 2017
Earlier this week, Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) wrote the following email reply to an agricultural association that was not happy with Andy’s op-ed on the proposed extension of Cap and Trade that was published in the Flash Report on Monday: "Hi ______ – I appreciate you taking time to convey your...
July 10, 2017
In 2006, on virtually a party-line vote, the Democrat controlled Legislature passed Assembly Bill 32, the pompous sounding “California Global Warming Solutions Act.” Then-Governor Schwarzenegger, who often commuted daily in a private jet from Los Angeles to Sacramento, signed AB 32, hypocritically stating it was “a bold new era of environmental protection.”
July 7, 2017
In this Issue: Note from Andy | July Mobile District Office Hours | Welcome Team Vidak Summer Intern Brenna Leigh Nancarrow | Local Students Receive Scholarships | Employers’ Training Resource Receives $275,000 to Help Californians with Disabilities Find Jobs | Fresno and Bakersfield Parks Receive Grant Funds | Team Vidak Out & About | Water Quality Association Warns of ’Door-to-Door’ Scams in Fresno | Board of Equalization to Hold Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights Hearings | July Legislative Calendar Highlights
July 7, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) recently voted against Assembly Bill 1184 (authored by Phil Ting, Democrat from San Francisco). AB 1184 would spend $3 billion in state funds to help millionaires get discounts when they buy an all-electric car, primarily ones made by Tesla. The measure was approved 7-2 by the Senate Energy, Utilities & Communications Committee.
July 5, 2017
Team Vidak would like your opinion on a very important issue.
June 27, 2017
Published in the Kern County Valley Ag Voice – June 2017 Issue Anyone who closely follows the goings-on at the State Capitol will see the evolution of Senate Bill 96 as no surprise. Those of you who do not pay as much attention to state politics, the story of SB 96 will probably confirm that you...
June 26, 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 July: Porterville Tues., July 11 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Porterville Farmers Market Porterville Chamber of Commerce Booth 281 N. Main St.,...
June 23, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 9, which supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals who choose to serve in the U.S. Military. SJR 9 urges Congress to support House Resolution (HR) 60 by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock...
June 22, 2017
Howdy Folks – the snowmelt in the Eastern Sierras has accelerated at a blistering pace this week and several areas in the Valley are already experiencing (or may soon experience) flooding. If you live anywhere near a river, creek, canal, dam, lake or are in a low-lying area, please check with your...

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