Severin urges Dems to stop playing, start participating in budget talks
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) criticized Democrats in the General Assembly for refusing to work with Republicans throughout the spring legislative session.
“It’s extremely disappointing that instead of focusing on working with us to pass a balanced budget, House Democrats would rather point their fingers at Republicans for their failures,” Severin said in a press release. “The fact is Democrats have been in charge of both the Senate and House for the past 12 years and in those years they increased spending, raised taxes, raided pensions, and used one-time revenue generating gimmicks to pass these unbalanced budgets.”
Severin, who said he would be returning to his district to talk to constituents about the end of the session, argued that House Republicans’ efforts at cooperation were rebuffed by their Democratic colleagues.
“My Republican colleagues and I have reached across the aisle numerous times, asking for House Democrats to work with us on a balanced budget that will move our state forward,” Severin said, according to the release. “Democrats have flat out ignored our requests. It is time we stop the games, time to stop the politics, and stop hurting the people we are sworn to serve.”
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