Speaker Ramsey on Senate Budget Passage

Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville), May 21. 2011:

“I am tremendously proud of the budget we passed today. We maximized efficiency and eliminated redundancy. We shed excess while fully-funding necessary services, cutting taxes for seniors and giving our state employees a much-needed and well-deserved pay increase. This budget is an example what unified Republican government can be. Tennessee continues to shine brightly as an island of fiscal sanity in a nation run amok.”