In a historic vote, fiscally conservative Democrats joined their Republican colleagues to approve a state budget bill that cuts spending and does not increase taxes. This was a much needed victory for our state and its taxpayers.
Personally, seeing this shift started by three Democrats in the Senate was incredibly gratifying. My colleagues and I have worked so hard, presenting our tenth alternative budget, which we continued to update for each projected increase in the deficit. We never gave up on the chance to move our fellow legislators and our state in a new direction.