Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dems urge Brewer to oppose harsh GOP budget

GOP leaders Adams and Burns.

PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers’ “budget proposal” offers no real solutions to the state’s looming budget crisis and fails to address Arizonans’ priorities to protect jobs and education, House Democrats said Tuesday.

House Democrats are asking Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to also speak out against the document Republican lawmakers produced late Monday that could cut over $800 million more from education.

"The GOP leadership is not listening, and their unacceptable 2010 budget proposal is radically out-of-touch with what Arizonans need or want," said Rep. Daniel Patterson (D-Tucson). "At 107 days into the legislative session, it's past time for Republicans to 'walk the talk' and begin working in an open bipartisan manner toward a fair budget."

Read today's full news release.

While Republicans hide secretly behind closed doors, legislative Democrats continue to listen to people and will hold our 18th public budget hearing of 2009 this eve in south Phoenix.

- adapted from House Dems PIO

1 comment:

Eli Blake said...

The first thing she should do is make it clear that this is not the year to hand out a quarter billion dollar tax cut to a small, special interest group that believes that they deserve to be immune from the hard times everyone else in the state is facing.

It is amazing to me that the legislature is still laying down for a few well-funded lobbyists even when it means selling out our kids (as a parent I'm really angry about that.)