Tribune Recorder Leader

Your locally owned newspaper

Rep. Alexander Blasts ‘Hush and Rush’ Strategy from Democrats with Bloated Spending Bill

State Rep. Greg Alexander, of Carsonville, issued the following statement after House Democrats on Thursday passed Senate Bills 7-8. The legislation shells out more than $1 billion of taxpayer money and was not given a formal committee process prior to advancement:
“This type of massive spending measure should have gone through a formal committee process where representatives of the people could have a say. That was not the case and House Republicans, nor the public were allowed any input or a voice in the matter. This was a $1 billion spending spree with few particulars, and I couldn’t vote for this with the way things transpired.
“The proposed bills included very important public infrastructure projects that will have a tremendous economic development benefit for the community. But I would have liked to advocate for additional projects and targeted funding for our communities within a formal, normal deliberative process – and that didn’t happen. Instead, House Democrats chose to ram these plans hastily through the Legislature, hoping no one has a chance to notice that they’re on a reckless spending spree. It’s important to respect taxpayer money that is helping fund state government, and this plan doesn’t do that at all.
“These bills were sold by Democrats as a way for the Legislature to close its books because the previous Legislature failed to do an adequate job. We’re failing to do our job now as a Legislature by rushing this through – and we’re opening the checkbooks of hard-working taxpayers across the state to pay for it.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *