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By Robert N. Tracci
Congress must use its appropriations power to secure the border
Topic - Gary Wesley
Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature had just sealed a $96.3 billion state budget last year when an outcry erupted over a provision that allowed local governments to deny requests for public documents because the state wouldn't reimburse them.
He said there was potential for mismanagement and waste but also applauded the measure's intent, saying the best way to prevent homelessness among veterans is to avoid "the unnecessary commitment of ground troops into combat."
"I just threw an argument in to make sure there was something," said Wesley, 61, who predicts the measure will pass overwhelmingly.