Vidak to Governor: 'SB 350 kicks folks while they are down'

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sacramento - Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement in response to the governor signing Senate Bill 350 into law:

The district I represent is still reeling from the Great Recession and the devastating years-long drought.  Too many people in rural and inland communities are impoverished; standing in food lines because they can't find work to make ends meet.

Senate Bill 350 is a devastating measure that will force already-struggling families deeper into poverty by drastically increasing energy costs that are already some of the highest in the nation.  It's wrong when parents have to choose between the necessities of keeping the lights on and feeding their children.

The governor's signature on SB 350 kicks folks while they are down.  It is a selfish gesture designed to fluff up his 'legacy' and pander to coastal elites' 'environmental' self-righteousness.