Re "Transgender student bill signed" (Capitol & California, Aug. 13): Some may be delighted at our new state law requiring K-12 schools to let children select their gender, bathroom and locker room, but I wonder if most Californians might now be questioning the priorities of our Legislature and governor.
Folks living in our state pay the highest total taxes in the country, the second highest gas prices, the sixth highest energy cost. We have been losing businesses and taxpayers to other states for years and have been suffering a "water crisis" for decades.
Only 25 percent of California 8th graders are at grade level for reading and math, but a 12-year-old boy is now able to share the girl's bathroom and compete on the girl's swim team based upon what gender he thinks he is today. Is anybody but me thinking that it's time for a part-time legislature? -- Michael Rushford, Carmichael