Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Senator Tarr’s Statement on the Release of Senate Ways and Means’ FY’15 State Budget

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement today regarding the release of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means’ Fiscal Year 2015 state budget:

“The Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal released today by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means invests in important priorities such as special education, substance abuse, child welfare, and public safety.  In addition the committee has made laudable strides in the proposal to reduce its dependence on the stabilization fund and increasing taxes.

Today’s action by the committee is an important starting point, and in the days ahead we must work vigorously to secure initiatives to grow jobs, reform state government, and find savings and efficiencies to complete the effort.

Our caucus will be offering many ways to do so, and we look forward to working with our colleagues to build a post-recession Massachusetts that has efficiency and fiscal discipline in state government, and an economic climate that promotes prosperity for years to come.”