House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence:

“The budget put forward by House Republican Leadership was short-sighted and irresponsible.  Cuts they offered would have devastated public schools, crippled essential state services, made our communities unsafe and prolonged the economic downturn.  No number of amendments could have fixed the lopsided proposal we saw today.  We can do better.”

Rep. Bill Feuerborn, Garnett, Ranking Democrat on House Appropriations Committee:

“After six rounds of cuts, we have reduced the state budget by over a billion dollars in 18 months.  It’s time now to focus on protecting critical services.  The House Republican Leadership’s proposal would have hurt our most vulnerable citizens while leaving our most important, long-term investments in shambles.  This budget created far more problems than it solved.  It was simply not fixable.”


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