Friday, January 30, 2009

Don’t Let Another Vote for Arizona Be Accidental

Arizona State Senate
1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
Senator Jorge Luis Garcia, D-27
Democratic Leader
(602) 926-4171

January 30, 2009

Don’t Let Another Vote for Arizona Be Accidental

We were shocked to see that Sen. Pamela Gorman (R-Anthem) broke ranks with her Republican colleagues when she voted against a bill that makes huge cuts to health, public safety and other vital state services only to learn that she did so accidentally.

The Associated Press reported that in yesterday’s Appropriations committee hearing she thought she was voting against an amendment, but in fact, she was voting against the actual bill.

Today, Republicans will pass a budget that makes unnecessary cuts to K-12 education, higher education, health and public safety among other vital state services.

“It is a sad day when votes to protect health and public safety are merely accidental,” said Sen. Jorge Luis Garcia (D-Tucson). “We need the public to keep contacting their legislators and Governor Jan Brewer to impress how they have other options to balancing the budget on the backs of children and families.”

Votes for the future of Arizona should never be accidental.

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