For the second time, Governor Holden vetoed the education and higher education budgets and asked lawmakers to reconsider new taxes:
The Governor has requested that the legislature pass a 90-day budget for edcuation, then come back into another special session in September to consider new way to increase school funding.
Holden says if lawmakers do not find new sources of revenue, he will be forced to withhold more than $200 million dollars from state funded schools.
Holden accused lawmakers of failing to do their jobs:
The Republican-led legislature maintains that the budget is balanced.
House speaker Catherine Hanaway says the Governor is playing political games and urged him to sign the budget.
Governor Holden vetoed the education budgets and accused lawmakers of failing to do their jobs:
Governor Holden once again asked lawmakers to consider tax increases to fund public schools.
The Governor says the budget is out of balance.
He has asked lawmakers to pass a 90-day education budget and then return in the fall to reconsider new revenue packages.
But the Republican-led legislature says budget is balanced and refused the Governor's request.
House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says the Governor's veto is a political ploy:
The Governor says he will veto the budgets for education and called on lawmaker to consider new taxes.
The Governor says the budget is unbalanced and said he will have to withhold more than $200 million dollars from education unless lawmakers come up with new revenue.
House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says lawmakers have made hard choices but that the budget reflects what voters want:
The Governor has asked lawmakers to pass a 90-day education budget, then return to a special session in September to consider new revenue plans.
The Republican leadership has refused the Governor's request.
Governor Holden has announced his plan to veto the education budget and has called on lawmakers to reconsider tax increases.
The Governor has announced a plan to withhold more than $200 million dollars in education unless lawmaker consider new sources of revenue.
Holden says he cannot accept the current budget:
Holden has asked lawmakers to pass a 90-day budget and then return to another special session in September to reconsider tax increases.
Republican legislative leader immediately refused the Governor's request.
House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says the budget is balanced and within the state's means.
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