House Democrats left wanting more details from Republicans on state budget
Just days after opposition from Republicans doomed a key piece of the governor's budget-solving strategy, House Democrats say they are still waiting for a credible budget plan from the chamber's GOP leadership.
Two House Republican leaders briefed Democrats Thursday on their ideas to head off next year’s “fiscal cliff,” when $1.3 billion in temporary taxes expire in the state's $9.5 billion portion of the budget, but members walked away uninspired.
“I didn’t hear a plan,” state Rep. Andy Anders, D-Vidalia, said after the meeting.
“I didn’t know any more than what I knew before the meeting,” said state Rep. Gene Reynolds, of Minden, the Democrats’ caucus chairman.