Re "State should get smart about tax breaks" (Dan Morain, Jan. 9): I agree with Dan Morain, but we should go further.
Decriminalize street drug crimes for sale and use. Release all drug prisoners as long as their criminal acts or history did not include acts of violence.
Let the federal government enforce federal drug laws by arresting, convicting, and incarnating drug offenders on the federal level. Instead of overcrowded state prisons, we could rent the empty beds to the feds and recover some of the tax money we send to the federal government.
William J. Toensing, Nevada City