Wednesday, April 11, 2018

House Minority Leader's Statement on Release of House Ways and Means FY19 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 Ways and Means Committee’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget:

“I appreciate Chairman Sanchez’s efforts in putting together his first budget proposal. Devising a spending plan of this scope and magnitude is never an easy task, but this year’s budget process will be particularly challenging, given the uncertainties over revenues and the unresolved status of several pending ballot questions which could significantly impact state revenues midway through the next fiscal year.  I’m looking forward to reading through the budget over the next few days and working with the members of the House Republican Caucus to identify potential amendments we can offer to protect the interests of the state’s taxpayers.”