“We appreciate the Governor and his staff for the hours they have spent putting together this budget proposal. We agree with many of the Governor’s ideas and appreciate his leadership.
However, this budget proposal relies on statutory changes to our current tax law that will be considered and debated in the 2015 Legislative Session. Until those changes are made, we believe it would be prudent to base the budget on current revenues with a contingency plan for changes that may come.
Balancing the budget is a constitutional requirement, and fiscal restraint is a commitment made by many of us to our voters. There is much to be done. We look forward to close collaboration with the Governor and the Senate to accomplish the people’s work. “