Democratic Leader Richard E. Hammel speaks out against massive cuts to schools signed by the Governor

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

“This budget process has moved far too quickly, and the plan signed by the Governor is risky for the state’s long-term economic growth. You know, just because you turn your test in early doesn’t mean you’re going to get a good grade. In fact, we’ve already seen some of the short-term effects on schools, but we haven’t yet realized what the total damage of the Governor’s cuts will be. The state is in a challenged position but when we have the money available to invest in education, giving an 82% tax cut to corporations instead is just not responsible.”