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Vidak's News & Views: April 2017
April 3, 2017
In this Issue: Note from Andy | Alpaugh, Corcoran Floodwatch/Alerta de inundacíon para Alpa | April Mobile District Office Hours | Highlights of Andy’s 2017 Proposed Legislation | Photo Contest: California Through My eyes | Team Vidak Out & About | April Legislative Calendar Highlights
Vidak to Governor: Remove Isadore Hall from the ALRB
March 30, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent the following letter urging Governor Brown to remove Isadore Hall from the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB):
Senate Leadership getting ready to jam Hall confirmation through today after 'working things out' with CFFA lobbyist
March 27, 2017
Sacramento – The Office of Senate President pro-Tempore Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) announced to Senate leadership staff on Friday that De Leon “is likely” to bring up the confirmation of Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) member Isadore Hall on the Senate Floor this afternoon. This comes...
Vidak files Complaint with Senate Legislative Ethics Committee concerning a possible conspiracy between California Fresh Fruit Association leaders and De Leon to sweep Hall Investigation under the rug
March 24, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today filed a complaint with the Senate Legislative Ethics Committee concerning a possible conspiracy to cover-up reported threats made by Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) Member Isadore Hall. (Text of the complaint letter is below as well as a...
Vidak Staff to Offer Mobile District Office Hours
March 23, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that members of his staff will be holding Mobile District Office Hours in the following communities in April:
Vidak: Federal water allocation decisions based on enviro politics, not reality
March 23, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s decision to only allow a 65% water allocation to Central Valley Project (CVP) contractors this year: We have had all this rain this year, we're coming off of one of the worst...
ICYMI: Andy Sent the Following Important Flood Alert on March 16th
March 22, 2017
Alpaugh, Corcoran Floodwatch/Alerta de inundacíon para Alpa Para el español, por favor haga clic aquí Howdy friends — We have had an incredibly wet winter season and the snowpack is tremendous! As happy as we are to have water and snow, the winter months are coming to an end and some Central Valley...
Vidak, other Central Valley Legislators ask Feds for Full Water Allocation for the Valley
March 22, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) and several other Central Valley legislators last night sent the following letter to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior requesting that Central Valley Project contractors receive a 100% allocation of water this year: March 21, 2017 The...
Vidak: Call for Valley Artists for State Senate Contemporary Art Collection
March 20, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) is reaching out to the arts community in search of a contemporary artist whose work expresses the Valley’s unique way of life. “This is an extraordinary opportunity for an artist from the 14th Senate District to have his or her art displayed at the State...
Vidak: Senate Should Investigate Reported Threats and Obscenity-laced Tirade by ALRB Member Isadore Hall
March 13, 2017
Sacramento – State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent the following letter to Senate President pro-Tempore Kevin De Leon calling for an investigation into reported threats and an obscenity-laced tirade by ALRB Member Isadore Hall: March 13, 2017 The Honorable Kevin De Leon President pro...
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