While we’re hearing a lot about the budget constraints in Tallahassee and the continuous push for lower taxes, we’re not hearing enough about how these two forces impact our quality of life and the safety of the consumer. Both are directly tied to a sound infrasctructure. We still need good roads, safe bridges, quality teachers, top notch emergency responders, and a government that’s accountable to the community. If we don’t find the resources to support these vital aspects of our community, we all suffer. There will be more auto accidents, poorer response from emergency personnel, and a dearth of educational opportunities for our children. It’s not just about cutting taxes and a tight state budget.