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California legislators took the first step Tuesday to ban state government contracts for any company that helps build President Trump's promised wall along the Mexico border, with the author of the plan urging colleagues "to be on the right side of history."
The bill by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would prohibit any company from receiving a new or extended contract with the state of California if it participates in a future effort to build a new wall along the 2,000-mile international border.
Lawmakers move to block state contracts for any builders of Trump's border wall
Or are you for more federal government intrusion (instead of states' rights)?
originally posted by: Tardacus
California always shooting themselves in the foot.
good idea, ban all the big construction companies in California that build the wall and then have a 5 year backlog on road repairs, building construction ,etc because you banned all the big contractors who could do the work.
Aides in each party disputed some characterizations from the other side as to what made into the final proposal but one of the key aspects they agreed on:
The bill has $1.5 billion for border security, including for technology and fixing existing infrastructure but it doesn't allow the money to spent on building Trump's wall.
There is no money provided for a deportation force and
there are no cuts of federal monies to so-called sanctuary cities.
Trump's demand for the border wall down payment was rejected by Democrats. They decried the controversial project -- and key Trump campaign promise -- as immoral and premature since Trump has not detailed plans for building the multibillion dollar wall he had vowed Mexico would pay for anyway.