Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Republicans fail to make government work for Arizona families

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Democrats released the following statements Wednesday after the legislative session ended:
“This session should be remembered for controversial bills like the birther bill, the guns on campus bill and the bill to give the Tea Party its own Arizona plate. This legislation, all sponsored by Republicans, who have total control of state government, is a waste of time for the state, and that’s exactly what this session was. Arizona is still at a 9.5 percent unemployment rate, we’re still second in the nation in foreclosures and nearly last in the nation in education funding. None of that has been fixed and most of it has been made worse.” –House Minority Leader Chad Campbell

“The sad part is that Republicans continue to tout their corporate bailout package, what they call a ‘jobs’ bill, although it doesn’t create single job in Arizona. Instead it gives away tax breaks to big, out-of-state corporations when they should be paying their fair share. It increases taxes on homeowners and continues to make Arizona fall behind the rest of the nation in economic recovery.” –Assistant House Minority Leader Steve Farley

“What Republicans and Gov. Jan Brewer have done this session negatively affects the quality of life of Arizona families. Due to their massive cuts to higher education, our kids won’t have access to good-paying jobs or be able to compete in the worldwide economy. It’s time that we get our money’s worth from government, elect responsible leaders and apply strict accountability measures to keep politicians in line at the capitol.” –House Minority Whip Anna Tovar

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