Well, folks, it’s time to hurry up and wait… again. After announcing that the Senate would vote on Monday whether or not to override Gov. Cooper’s veto of the GOP budget Senate Republicans decided, once again, not to vote because all the Democrats showed up.
- How long are Republican leaders going to keep playing games with the state budget? Either hold a vote and admit that Republicans don’t have the support to override Gov. Cooper’s veto, or start negotiating with Democrats for a budget that helps everyone in our state instead of giving yet another tax cut to big corporations.
- If the only way Republicans are able to pass their budget is by finding a time when their opponents are not in the room to physically vote, then that’s probably a good sign that the GOP budget proposal is bad for our state.
- It has been four months since Gov. Cooper released a compromise budget after vetoing the Republicans’ awful budget proposal. GOP leaders have refused to even acknowledge it. This is not a party that is serious about governing.
Republicans should negotiate with Democrats on a budget that helps everyone and moves our state forward. It’s time for Republicans to give up the idea of a budget that continues to cut taxes for corporations while shortchanging our public schools and working families who need more affordable health care.