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Patterson bill: Pay for your own special election

State legislators occasionally leave office early — often for higher office or to cash in as a lobbyist — sticking taxpayers with the hefty price tag of electing a replacement. But a bill introduced Friday would shift the costs from taxpayers to

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Proposed bill seeks to recoup costs of special elections

An assemblyman will soon introduce legislation aimed at curbing the cost to taxpayers when a legislator retires from their position early, forcing a special election — but it may stop short of recouping costs in other instances. The bill would require legislators —

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Resigning lawmaker Henry Perea takes job with pharmaceutical industry

Assemblyman Henry Perea, who announced earlier this month his intention to resign from the Legislature, has revealed that he’ll be taking a job with the pharmaceutical industry. State law bans the Fresno Democrat from lobbying his former colleagues for one year following his tenure

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Democrat lawmaker resigns to explore job market

A Fresno Democrat, who has frequently authored legislation on behalf of major interest groups, will resign his position in the state Legislature to take a job advocating in the Capitol. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea, a Central Valley Democrat, announced Tuesday his resignation

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Results are in: Vidak wins in Senate race

  As of 6:00 a.m., Republican Andy Vidak was leading Democratic challenger Leticia Perez, by more than 6,000 votes for the empty seat in the Senate District 16 runoff race. Congratulations were already coming in to Vidak on his Facebook page.

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Vidak state Senate race could impact Dem supermajority 5

Central Valley Senate District 16 is a crucial one for Democrats in the Capitol. They need it to keep their two-thirds supermajority that allows them to raise fees and taxes without any Republican votes. Candidates Andy Vidak, a Republican, and

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Expected Vidak-Perez runoff would spark national attention

May 30, 2013 By Katy Grimes Only hours after appearing to win the election outright for State Senate District 16 last week, many in the political media were opining that Andy Vidak had it easy during this special election, but

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