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Gaines Frustrated With State Of State Address

Nevada County’s State Senator says he’s frustrated that Governor Brown didn’t really address what he calls the state’s “serious lack of water storage”. That includes speeding up the process for getting Sites Reservoir constructed…

click to listen Senator Gaines

Gaines says he’s glad that the state’s revenues are still healthy. But he says that will mean nothing if the state doesn’t get its spending priorities straight and cut spending overall. He was also pleased to hear Brown pledge to work with the Trump Administration on a much-needed upgrade to transportation systems here, as well as across the country. But Gaines continues to be concerned about the push for the High Speed Rail Project…

click to listen to Senator Gaines

Gaines says Brown should cut off funding and use it for the state’s roads and highways. He says the Federal Government is going to be cutting taxes and building infrastructure, while California is always raising taxes to build almost nothing. He also says Brown continues to ignore the growing unfunded public pension liability that could be as high as half-a-trillion dollars.

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