Endless conversation about Washington is hindering problem solving in Sacramento

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) cautions Senate Leadership to focus on problems facing California, rather than events in Washington, D.C.

“Problems facing California won’t go away simply because we stop talking about them. Obsessing on every move President Trump makes is diverting the time and energy needed to address California’s very real problems. We have been in session for 30 days and have spent zero time figuring out how to afford billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities, fix our decaying roads, improve our schools, improve our job market or build dams to store all of the water currently washing out to sea. Constantly talking about what’s going on in Washington is beginning to look like an excuse to avoid doing what our constituents sent us to Sacramento to do.”