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“The big problem with it is that we have a $14.8 billion surplus, so there is plenty of money to come up with the $25 million they need for safe, drinking water,” says Steven Greenhut, Western Region director for the R Street Institute.

“There is a drinking water in some communities in the Central Valley that have polluted wells and things like that,” he continues. “So it is a legitimate problem for a portion of the population, but it’s money that could be easily found in our massive budget surplus.”

That, adds Greenhut, is a problem that happens a lot in Sacramento. “If it really is a priority, well, you can certainly find that kind of money in the general fund budget,” he continues. “I guess we’ll be taxing the air that we breathe soon.”

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