Our local California State Senate Republican leader has submitted two very reasonable pieces of legislation. Even though I am not a big fan of him, he deserves his due once in awhile.
Senate Republican Leader Bob Dutton (R-Rancho Cucamonga) introduced Senate Bill 417 that would prohibit welfare recipients from using their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to purchase alcohol or tobacco products.
I agree with the senator that the loophole that allows these recipients to use the cash portion of their benefits for alcohol and tobacco should be closed so the money could be used for more vital purposes like food, clothing, rent and their utilities for themselves and their families.
If you live in Gloria Negrette Mcleod’s district ask her to co-sponsor SB 417. This bill does deserve bipartisan support.
Then we also have Senate Bill 446 which allows for the Ontario International Airport to be transferred to a regional airport authority instead of the city of Los Angeles so the city of Ontario and local officials surrounding the city could better run the airport.
This bill already has Norma Torres, Gloria Mcleod and other surrounding legislators from both major parties supporting it already.
And this concludes your moment of Dutton Zen.