Eichelberger Supports Spending Cap, With Changes

Article posted on January 26, 2007

Urges swift action
30th District State Senator John H. Eichelberger, Jr. today praises the announcement that the Republican caucus will be focusing on capping state spending in the current session.

“State spending is out of control, and the first step is to stop the bleeding,” Eichelberger said. “As we approach another difficult budget, we need to move quickly to ensure that the taxpayers are protected this year. Taxpayers all across the state are asking for restraint and we should deliver.”

“If we’re going to do this, let’s do it right,” Eichelberger urged. “Just about everyone agrees that we need to do something about state spending. However, we need to take a serious look at passing a tough bill that will really cap our spending and not just shift the burden. Allowing state officials to continue spending millions, while passing cuts down to local governments by slashing funding to mandated services is simply unacceptable.”

Senator Eichelberger is a co-sponsor of both the Taxpayer Protection Act and the Taxpayer Protection Amendment. In the near future, he plans to offer his amendment called the Local Government Protection Amendment.

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