Middle ground, compromise solution can end the threat of a shutdown

June 23rd, 2015|

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson issued the statement below following a House Democratic proposal to avoid a state government shutdown:

“The House Democrats have presented in clear detail a compromise plan.

“Their baseline budget outlines what programs and priorities for our citizens can be funded based on current revenues.  Clearly, this is a “go home” budget which avoids the consequences and costs of a government shutdown.   

“The House’s investment plan represents a reasonable budget solution to fund other critical priorities. The plan will close tax loopholes to fund things such as early learning, a college tuition freeze and other priorities that require new revenue to fully fund.

“It is irresponsible to fund these or any priority for that matter through fund shifts and gimmicks. This plan relies on real money.

“The House Democrats have shown we have time to prevent a shutdown that would hurt millions of families across our state and our recovering economy, but we need to act fast. This is a middle ground, compromise solution. This can end the threat of a shutdown.”