Suzette Martinez Valladares | Senate Committee Drops Ball on Fentanyl

Gov. Gavin Newsom made news this week by signing yet another bill that will increase the price of gas and negatively impacts everyone’s cost of living. At the same time, members of his Democratic Party in the California State Senate Public Safety Committee rejected a bill that would have given formal warning to those convicted of selling or distributing fentanyl that if they dealt again and someone dies, they could face homicide charges. 

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that fentanyl is the leading cause of death among people ages 18-45, and law enforcement and our other first responders are seeing usage and overdoses at skyrocketing levels. 

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