The following is a statement from Minority Leader Brad Jones on the passage of the 2013 Budget.
“The Fiscal Year 2013 budget, while a difficult balancing act, demonstrates the House of Representatives’ commitment to producing a balanced and tax-free budget.
“This legislation was drastically improved by the inclusion of priorities of the House Republican Caucus, including EBT reform, enhancement of the Community Preservation Act, and initiatives derived from the GOP Jobs Package.
While if left to the devices of House Republicans this budget might look different, this document demonstrates to the residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that we as a governing body are committed to jobs, government transparency and local aid.
I look forward to Governor Patrick’s timely review of this legislation.”