Spending taxpayer dollars wisely

Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron. Valley News/Courtesy photo
California’s spending priorities are often seriously out-of-whack. We spend billions on a bullet train to nowhere that few will ever ride, yet we refuse to spend available funds on new dams, reservoirs and aqueducts during repeated periods of drought. Once-in-a-while though, we get it right.Our local fire departments are essential for public safety, responding to the ever-present threat of wildfires, along with other life threatening emergencies like automobile accidents and heart attacks. Ensuring they have the means to respond quickly and effectively has been a big priority for me in Sacramento. Once again this year, I’m very happy that my efforts to obtain funding for local fire departments in our region have succeeded.During the budgeting process, I obtained $8 million for
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