House Speaker Don L. Tripp
SANTA FE – In response to the Senate Democrats claiming a deal has been struck on capital outlay, House Speaker Don L. Tripp issued the following statement:
“It is stunning that the Senate Democrats would publicly trumpet ‘mission accomplished’ on a capital outlay deal by agreeing to their own proposal when no one else even knows the details of the proposal. It’s unfortunate that the Senate Democrats would rather govern by press releases than engage in good faith negotiations with the House and the Executive.
“We’ve been engaged from the beginning in efforts to compromise, but agreements must be agreed to by all parties. The House continues to be interested in discussing ways to reach a compromise with the Senate which requires negotiations in good faith by all parties.”