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HOUSE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE TO QUESTION SPENDING IN THE NEW STATE BUDGET.

 

THE G-O-P CRITICIZES THE INCREASED SPENDING PLANNED FOR THE NEW FISCAL YEAR, SAYING THE BUDGET RELIES TOO HEAVILY ON ONE-TIME FEDERAL COVID-19 RELIEF MONEY TO FUND PROJECTS IN DEMOCRATIC DISTRICTS. REPRESENTATIVE TOM DEMMER OF DIXON:

 

 

HOUSE G-O-P LEADER JIM DURKIN SAYS THAT’S MONEY THAT WON’T BE THERE IN THE FUTURE.

 

 

DURKIN SAYS ANY EXTRA MONEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO SHORE UP THE STATE’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE FUND WHICH TOOK A BIG HIT DURING THE PANDEMIC.

 

REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WERE LEFT OUT OF FINAL BUDGET NEGOTIATIONS AND THAT THE NECESSITY OF THESE PROJECTS WAS NEVER VETTED PROPERLY.

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