Republican alternative offers tax relief, tuition breaks and investments in mental health and special education
Time is ticking down on the 2018 session, and last week, all eyes in the Capitol were focused on the state budget. On Friday the Senate Democrats passed their supplemental budget proposals. While there are some things to like about their operating budget, it still spends too much while failing to invest in important areas like mental health, college-tuition reductions and substantial property-tax relief.
My Senate Republican colleagues and I offered an alternative budget – one that offered a better way – with real property-tax relief this year and a healthier rainy-day fund.
There are now less than two weeks left in the 2018 legislative session, with much that needs to be done before we reach that finish line.