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May 21, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senator Andy Vidak’s (R-Hanford) Senate Bill 1137, which would help veterans in California, passed the State Senate on a unanimous 38-0 vote on Monday. It now moves to the State Assembly for consideration. SB 1137 would require the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of...
May 11, 2018
SACRAMENTO - State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) on Friday called on the legislature to commit $3 billion for school construction needs across California and $1 billion for the Temperance Flat project in the Central Valley. Vidak's request is in response to the Governor's revised budget that was...
May 4, 2018
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s decision by the California Water Commission in regards to Temperance Flat: “Yesterday’s decision by the California Water Commission is disappointing but certainly not surprising. This process has...
April 30, 2018
Many of my Central Valley legislative colleagues are furious that the staff at Governor Jerry Brown’s Water Commission have rigged the system so the recently announced proposed funding for Temperance Flat Reservoir is just that – flat.
April 24, 2018
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Public Safety Committee’s defeat of his Senate Bill 1143 today: “SB 1143 would have allowed landlords, rental agents and homeowners to ask prospective tenants or buyers if they had to register with...
April 23, 2018
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) issued the following statement in response to the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee's defeat of his Senate Bill 1234 today: "SB 1234 is a simple measure to require that the State do what it requires every other employer in California to do...
April 16, 2018
In this Issue: Clean Water In The Central Valley | 2018 Woman Of The Year | Free Tax Return Preparation For Qualifying Taxpayers | Non-Profit Assistance Program | Emergency Preparedness Coffee Talk | National Donate Life Month | Free Airplane Rides for Kids | Real ID and California Drivers Licenses | Mobile Office Hours | Team Vidak Out and About
April 9, 2018
Team Vidak on Monday announced its Mobile Office Hours schedule for the month of April. 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...
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.