Kern Lawmakers Applaud Historic Water Bond Compromise

SACRAMENTO — The $7.5 billion water package brokered by Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders signals a rare bipartisan agreement on a thorny, politically divisive issue that has bedeviled California governors and lawmakers for decades. It even garnered unanimous support among Kern County’s diverse state lawmakers. To get sign-off from the dizzying array of interests, …

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Water Bond Deal Gets Chorus Of Kudos

HANFORD – Good luck trying to find somebody in Kings County wiling to denounce Wednesday’s $7.5 billion water bond deal. The compromise package, which sailed through the Assembly 77-2 and the Senate 37-0 after months of negotiations, won broad support among farmers, water experts and water lobbyists as a third-year of California drought tightened its …

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Tulare County Leaders Endorse Andy Vidak

Hanford, CA – Farmer and State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that numerous Tulare County elected officials, including Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza, have endorsed his 14th Senate District campaign. “Andy Vidak has represented the conservative values of his constituents with integrity and in principled fashion,” said Mendoza. “I proudly support Andy Vidak for State …

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Kings County Leaders Endorse Andy Vidak For Senate

Hanford, CA – Farmer and State Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) announced today that numerous Kings County elected officials have endorsed his 14th Senate District campaign. The endorsements include Kings County Supervisors Doug Verboon, Joe Neves, Tony Barba and Richard Fagundes in addition to Kings County Sheriff David Robinson and Kings County Superintendent of Schools Tim …

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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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