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RELEASE: Senate Democrats Statement on Republican Budget Agreement

CONCORD – Today, after House and Senate Republicans signed off on their budget proposal, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield) released the following comments:

“Democrats have made it very clear: we will not support a budget that asks working people to dig further into their wallets while the elite get more handouts,” said Senator Jeff Woodburn (D-Whitefield). “Unfortunately, our efforts to stand up for everyday people have been rejected at every turn. The reality is that this Trump-like, Republican budget agreement caves to the wealthy elite and ignores those who are most in need.”

“The amount of taxpayer money that is being diverted away from our state’s critical substance misuse and mental health crises for the sake of business tax cuts is unconscionable. Our Republican colleagues have forsaken those needs in exchange for yet another sweetheart tax break for those on top.”