The elimination of President
"A total of 5.4 million people in
Wood, along with state Sen.
"If we're going to be successful with single-payer, I can't start 24 and a half billion dollars in the hole," Wood said.
The forum also included video messages from state Sen.
At the luncheon, Wood and Dodd said they supported efforts to "protect" undocumented immigrants and their families whose hard work has contributed greatly to the
The bill, authored by
Wood echoed Dodd's concerns and pointed to marijuana grows in
"But I do not support the activities of ICE and what they are doing now," said Wood, referring to Trump administration policies that expanded the categories of undocumented immigrants targeted for deportation.
"Everybody in our community, regardless of immigration status, regardless of the color of your skin ... should have equal protection under the law," said Wood.
The lawmakers said the state Legislature stands ready to fight the Trump administration on a number of issues, including the environment. To that end, the Legislature has hired former
"You can't just sit back and complain. You've got to be proactive," said Dodd. "We're going to challenge these things that are coming down from the federal government every step of the way."
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