MassGOP Calls on DeLeo to Give Taxpayers Transparency in Budget Debate

BOSTON -- MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes released the following statement regarding the lack of transparency in the debate about the House budget:

"Democrats on Beacon Hill owe the taxpayers of Massachusetts a more open and accountable budget process. The majority's lack of transparency on this multi-billion dollar budget is just another example of the excesses of one-party rule in the Legislature. Speaker DeLeo should move debate into the public eye, and let taxpayers see how their money will be spent.”
 
Background:
 
Speaker DeLeo has prevented the public and the media from gaining access to the budget debate. "Most of the debate is happening not on the House floor but in a lounge where House budget chief Rep. Brian Dempsey and his colleagues sort out which amendments to approve and which to reject..." (Michael Norton, "House budget debate a largely private affair," State House News Service, 4/28/15)
 
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