Sen. Robles’ Appropriations Subcommittee Report

Senator Luz Roblesby Senator Luz Robles
Senate Minority Caucus Manager
Senate District One

Sitting in the Transportation, Environmental Quality, and National Guard Appropriations Subcommittee, I was disheartened by the action of the members to renew their efforts to cut the budget by an unrealistic 15%.  While I acknowledge their efforts to prioritize the specifics of the cuts, I feel the passing of a budget that includes a cut to the National Guard Tuition Assistance and Veterans Affairs Outreach should not be included. This is why I voted no.

The committee passed the 7.5% budget cut for FY2009 and the 15% cut for FY2010.  This will now go to the Executive Appropriations Committee on Friday, January 23, where my voice will be against the proposed 15% and for more reasonable solutions for Utah.

One thought on “Sen. Robles’ Appropriations Subcommittee Report

  1. Thank you for opposing these hastily planned, unnecessary cuts. Next week Congress will be voting on an economic stimulus package that includes hundreds of billions of dollars to help states maintain vital services during this recession. It would be a mistake to vote on cuts to the state budget before Congress even has a chance to even vote on that bill– which is championed by our new President.

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