Published Thursday, March 23, 2017
Our community firefighters work hard every day to save lives and keep our communities safe.
I am being criticized for my no vote on Senate Bill 72, which would create a law requiring the state to take on the liability and treatment costs for firefighters with lung disease. As a Representative I have to take a lot of hard votes and I can handle the criticism. It is much easier to vote yes on every bill, we all want to help everyone but funding does not allow that. To be clear I voted against the bill not firefighters. I want to make sure my constituents know why I voted no.