Hays Admonishes House Democrats for "Behavior Beneath this Body"

House Republicans held a press conference today immediately following the vote of an appropriation plan that spends $7 billion more in revenue than the state has coming into its coffers.

House Republicans were denied a vote verification for a 500-page bill that was introduced a mere 90-minutes before it was called for debate on the House Floor. Democrats then limited the debate to less than an hour with a parliamentarian move.

SB2048 appropriates $14 billion - that with court orders, continuing appropriations and consent decrees would push state spending over $40 billion.

State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) spoke on behalf of the House Republican Caucus and expressed their disgust with the process that had just taken place on the House floor. You may listen to his press interview by clicking on the image above.