GOP senators blast state taxpayer $$ for strikers bill

May 6, 2024

For Immediate Release

Senate Republican Leader Stephen Harding and Sen. Rob Sampson, Ranking Senator on the Labor and Public Employees Committee, issued the following statement with regard to legislation intended to provide millions of state taxpayer dollars to striking workers.

“It’s amazing that Democrats continue to thumb their noses at our state’s job creators, and this terrible idea is a prime example. Small, medium and large businesses have pleaded with the legislature to not advance this concept. It’s advancing anyway. That’s quite a message for Democrats to send to our employers who are already struggling to bear the many burdens Democrat-run state government has placed upon them. The Senate Republicans are prepared to ask Democrats a large amount of questions if this bill comes before us. We’ll keep asking questions until we get acceptable answers.”