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Email Updates

The 2011 legislative session has unfortunately come to an early close. With an official adjournment scheduled for Sunday, legislators were sent home two days early despite unfinished business – including the...

April 22, 2011

Today the Legislature will adjourn sine die to close the 105-day 2011 session. The trouble is that the Legislature is nowhere near completing its work on the 2011-2013 operating budget.... ...

April 22, 2011

Well, despite knowing about our $5.1 budget shortfall since November, majority Democrats in the House and Senate failed to agree upon a budget solution.  This is a sad day for... ...

April 22, 2011

This is my last email update for the regular 2011 legislative session, but as you know we are being called back for a special session to finish the state budget. Below...

April 21, 2011

In my video update (1:38) this week, I talk about the stories of two people who have been impacted by the economic downturn. You can watch it here or by... ...

April 21, 2011

This is supposed to be the final week of the scheduled 105-day session. Unfortunately, the Democrat majority party has dragged its feet on the state operating budget. Although the last... ...

April 20, 2011

The budgets have been unveiled and the threat of a special session is looming. First, the House Democrats finally released an operating budget proposal last week. It passed the House... ...

April 15, 2011

Last Saturday the House passed the Democrats’ operating budget proposal, which I opposed. As I wrote in last week’s letter, the House budget continues our state’s long pattern of unsustainable... ...

April 15, 2011

Last week, the majority party in the House released their 2011-13 operating budget proposal, including their solutions to our approximately $5.1 billion budget shortfall. As you read the papers and... ...

April 15, 2011

Last week, the majority party in the House released their 2011-13 operating budget proposal, including their solutions to our approximately $5.1 billion budget shortfall. As you read the papers and... ...

April 15, 2011