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14th Senate race: Water, fracking, high-speed rail key issues

Democrats were stunned and demoralized when Republican Andy Vidak seized a west-side, Latino, left-leaning state senate seat from them in a bruising special election last summer. Now they’re desperate to get it back. Their candidate for what’s now called the 14th Senate District post is Luis Chavez, a Fresno Unified School District trustee and the …

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Vidak launches water bond proposal

State Sen. Andy Vidak, R-Hanford, introduced a water bond proposal Thursday to appear on the November ballot. The bill, co-authored by state Sen. Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, includes $3 billion for new storage projects, $2.5 billion in Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta improvements and $1 billion for clean drinking water projects. “We have to create water storage, …

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