"It is unfortunate that a plan was not put together that I could vote for. Irresponsible spending can be seen throughout the line items. This budget was yet another example of government trespassing where it shouldn't, creating mandates where none were warranted and becoming more burdensome to individuals and businesses. Let me be clear: this budget would have raised taxes, and that is something I simply cannot support.
"Apparently, enough members of the House agreed with me, because we were unable to pass the budget. We will have to come back this summer to finish the job."