Viewpoints: Stop dangerous cuts to California's future

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Our state's tourism ads show Californians kayaking crystal rivers, skiing pristine mountains, enjoying perfect beaches, overlooking emerald valleys and hiking rich forests – all under clear, sunny skies. We're lucky, because that is how California looks today.

But the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed a series of legislative initiatives that paint a different, much darker picture of California's future. These may be passed swiftly and quietly this fall unless we stop them.