Thursday, April 21, 2011
House Republicans touted bipartisan successes on key priorities for Colorado citizens and pointed out that they have also stood up against proposals they viewed as harmful to taxpayers and the economy.
“In our 100 days in session, the House Republicans have accomplished much, including the passage of an honest and responsible state budget for the first time in years,” said Speaker of the House Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch. “This budget creates a healthier business environment by spending less and rolling back harmful tax increases so that employers can focus on job creation.”
Not all proposals considered by the Legislature have met with bipartisan support. Republicans in the majority in the House this session have defeated numerous proposals they viewed as harmful to the economy and the state’s job market.
Nearly half of the “jobs and economy” proposals touted by House Democrats at the mid-point of the session were opposed by business groups like the National Federation of Independent Business and the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.
“We will do whatever it takes to get Coloradans back to work in a stable economy, but House Republicans will not do it by raising taxes or driving the state further into deficit,” said State Rep. Brian DelGrosso, R-Loveland.
House Majority Leader Amy Stephens, R-Monument, used the 100-day point as an opportunity to urge her colleagues to stay focused on the important work still ahead over the next 20 days.
“While we have accomplished much, we still have a lot of work to do in the next month,” said Stephens. “We need to stay focused and continue to work as a team to address the important priorities that still require action.”
The legislative session is scheduled to adjourn on Wednesday, May 11.
Posted by Politics Colorado at 11:03 AM