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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...
June 12, 2017
Sacramento – Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today made the following statement on the Senate Floor in response to Senate Democrat Leader Kevin De Leon’s dictate that he was going to change the recall rules to protect fellow Democrat Senator Josh Newman, who is facing the threat of recall for voting...
June 5, 2017
Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) today sent a letter to Acting Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that he order the staff at the Department of Finance to start selling school bonds that were approved by the voters through Proposition 51 last November.

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