Rubio http://kvpr.org en Vidak's Upset Win Carries Statewide Implications http://kvpr.org/post/vidaks-upset-win-carries-statewide-implications <p></p><p class="p1">On Tuesday night Hanford Republican Andy Vidak scored what many are calling a surprise victory in the special election to replace former state senator Michael Rubio in the 16th&nbsp;senate district. Despite a sizable voter registration edge for Democrats, Vidak carried over 50 percent of the vote, enough to avoid a July runoff with the top Democrat, former Rubio staffer and current Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 23:45:17 +0000 Joe Moore 15573 at http://kvpr.org Vidak's Upset Win Carries Statewide Implications Overhaul of Environmental Law Dead for the Year http://kvpr.org/post/overhaul-environmental-law-dead-year <p></p><p>A last-minute effort at the State Capitol to overhaul California’s complex environmental review process for development projects is dead for the year. A big push from business and labor groups to reform the law came to an abrupt halt today.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:44:10 +0000 Ben Adler 2798 at http://kvpr.org Overhaul of Environmental Law Dead for the Year