The Majority Caucus Democrats of Metro Council released their statements regarding Greg Fischer’s budget reconciliation plan on Friday at 5:20 P.M.
Since those statements likely got lost with the rest of the Friday evening news dump, we though it’d be a good idea to rehash them:
- “This demonstrates how effective we can be working together. The Mayor’s plan is measured and has the full support of the council. ” – Jim King
- “I am pleased that the Mayor took a practical approach by not cutting services and there are no layoffs. By asking the Council for ideas and participation, it shows that we are all in this together.” – Madonna Flood
- “I applaud the Mayor for his willingness to listen to the Council and include us in solving this situation. I welcome the news of no cuts in services and no layoffs. I believe this lays the ground work for handling any future budget concerns.” – Barbara Shanklin
- “I am happy that the Mayor was able to close the gap with the budget without layoffs or cuts in service to the residents. Closing the deal with Insight was very timely to assist with our budgetary problems. As with last year’s budget, the Metro Council is a willing partner in crafting a fiscally sound and balanced budget as we move this government forward.” – Marianne Butler
- “I appreciate Mayor Fischer’s budget shortfall plan. I’m particularly excited about the funds resulting from resolving the Insight franchise agreement and the substantial investment Time Warner is making in our community and I look forward to a long partnership.” – Tina Ward-Pugh
- “I am relieved that the Mayor has not gone the route of cutting services in Metro Government to handle this deficit. His approach has been to see what can be reduced while listening to Council suggestions to keep government running without drastic measures. I welcome that approach. – Dan Johnson
- “As this economy slowly improves, I am glad to see this spirit of cooperation between the Mayor and the Metro Council in making tough choices to preserve services while dealing with realistic budget issues.” – David Yates
On a scale of 1 to Judy Green, how bizarre was all that?