Now that local governments are being forced to implement the law, they have no other option but to pass the millions of dollars in mandated (unfunded mandates) costs on to taxpayers. When this dangerous law takes effect, residents of the Metro East will have to pay the government more of their hard-earned money and will be less safe because of it – completely unacceptable. I demand that the General Assembly repeal the SAFE-T Act immediately, before it’s too late.
The most important thing our government can do is keep our communities safe and thanks to the SAFE-T Act, the state is failing to do its most basic job. A few tweaks won’t fix the SAFE-T Act. We need to completely repeal it and start over. I am here sounding the alarm about the tremendous cost of this legislation in terms of our safety and the actual cost of the law to taxpayers while my opponent remains silent.