Today is the 102nd day of the 105-day legislative session. There are only 5 days left for the House Democrats to bring their proposed tax increases to a vote for their budget proposal that won’t balance without $1.5 billion in new taxes. The Senate passed a complete, no-new taxes budget. We have been ready and waiting for nearly 3 weeks for the House to come to the negotiating table with a complete budget, not just a spending plan.
Successful leaders do not write checks that they are not prepared to cover and it appears House Democrats won’t vote to pass their own tax proposals. We encourage them to drop their needless push for more revenue and support a sustainable budget which meets the needs of our state without new taxes. That’s how we can finish the people’s business on time and on budget.