Campbell: ‘House Democrats remain ready to work’
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix (District 24), released the following statement on behalf of the Arizona House Democratic Caucus after the governor called the Legislature into special session.
“From day one, House Democrats have been committed to passing a common-sense budget that fosters job creation and increases funding for education. We’ve also been steadfast in our support of Medicaid restoration because it will help hundreds of thousands of Arizonans get access to health care, bring millions of dollars into our economy, benefit hospitals and create jobs.
“We view this special session as an opportunity to focus on these pressing issues. House Democrats remain ready to work. For months, political games have been the priority at the Capitol. Arizonans are tired of the partisan bickering. They have made it clear that they want us to move our state forward in a bipartisan manner.
“The budget and the debate on Medicaid restoration are long past due. The Legislature has one constitutional obligation and that is to pass a budget. We know there are enough votes to do that and to restore Medicaid right now. It’s time for the political grandstanding to stop and for the obstructionist tactics to end. It’s time to vote.”
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