House Republican budget leader issues statement on state Supreme Court ruling
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House Republican budget leader issues statement on today's state Supreme Court ruling
'While today's ruling impacts the law of the land, it doesn't change the will of the people,' says Alexander
Rep. Gary Alexander, R-Olympia, and budget leader for Washington House Republicans, issued the following statement today regarding the state Supreme Court's ruling on taxpayer protections:
“Today's ruling by the state Supreme Court is extremely unfortunate for the taxpayers in this state. The public expects a high threshold for tax increases and has made that expectation abundantly clear in the last two decades.
“While today's ruling impacts the law of the land, it doesn't change the will of the people. As the budget leader for House Republicans, I will continue to forge ahead with our plan to create a sustainable and transparent budget with no new taxes. I believe this is what the people want – a government that lives within its means – despite the court's actions.
“In the end, today's ruling shows how important it is to place the taxpayer protections into the state constitution. We have legislation ready to be enacted today – right now. I urge the majority party in the House to join with House Republicans to adopt a new constitutional amendment so that we can, once and for all, put this issue to rest and get on with responsible governing.”
EDITOR'S NOTE: Audio with Rep. Alexander's statement attached
###Washington State House Republican Communications