Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Representative Jones’ Statement on Release of House Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Proposal

House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) issued the following statement today in response to the release of the House Fiscal Year 2017 budget:

“I appreciate the work done by Chairman Dempsey and the House Committee on Ways and Means in preparing the House Fiscal Year 2017 budget.  The spending proposal presented to the members today contains good news for cities and towns, as it builds on the local aid increases offered in Governor Baker’s budget, particularly in the area of education.  I am especially pleased to see that the budget holds the line on taxes and acknowledges the Governor’s call for fiscal responsibility by significantly reducing the state’s reliance on one-time revenues to balance the budget. The Republican Caucus looks forward to reviewing the budget in more detail over the next two days and having the opportunity to offer targeted amendments that will further protect the interests of the state’s taxpayers and our cities and towns.”