Wednesday, April 10, 2013

House Minority Leader’s Statement on Senate Republicans’ Transportation Finance Bill

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the release of the Senate Republican Caucus’ transportation finance bill:

“I commend Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and the Senate Republican Caucus for proposing innovative and creative solutions aimed at addressing the Commonwealth’s transportation finance dilemma – without raising any taxes, fees, or fares.

In their comprehensive proposal, the Senate Republicans delineated a number of targeted proposals that deserve serious dialogue and discussion. By approaching increased revenue without burdening the taxpayers, Senator Tarr and his caucus have illustrated that broad-based tax increases don’t have to be a forgone conclusion.

I look forward to the Senate conducting a lively, fact-based debate on the Senate Republican Caucus’ alternative plan.”