"I really wish we could have had input on the budget, but the House majority wasn't interested in our ideas.
"I feel it is critical that we do not spend any of the reserve funds. Unfortunately, the bill spends a substantial amount of our surplus even though we may have yet to see the worst of this recession.
"We must keep spending in check and be fiscally responsible during these difficult times. In no way is this budget in the best interests of Hoosiers."