Wednesday, April 13, 2011

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Release of House FY’12 Budget

BOSTON—House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. issued the following statement today in response to the release of the House Fiscal Year 2012 budget.

I appreciate the work done by the House Committee on Ways and Means in the release of the FY’12 budget. The budget, as released, contains some positive aspects, particularly that it does not contain any new taxes. In these tough fiscal times, I am pleased that as proposed, local aid has not been cut as deeply as we were led to believe might be the case. To be sure, most communities will still see a cut in aid, and we need to try and mitigate this going forward. The Republican Caucus is looking forward to the opportunity, albeit brief, to look over the proposed budget in the coming days. In these tough economic times it is only right that we deliver a fiscally sound budget to the taxpayers of the Commonwealth.