State Senator Tom Apodaca is taking credit for revamping legislation to make government look accountable for a company being reckless with waste deemed toxic. If approved, the bill will transfer more revenue to government and create jobs. This crisis stuff is great.

The bill would fund 25 jobs to enforce the new regulations, imposing a new regulatory tax on public utilities of three-hundredths of 1 percent. The bill appropriates $1.75 million to fund the regulatory work of the new Coal Ash Management Commission and DENR.