Senate Democrats: Republican call for Special Session is wrong

Statement from Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin on September 2010 Revenue Forecast:
From Senate Majority Office,

“Today’s forecast confirms what we all know; Oregon families continue to struggle as the economy is slow to recover. Knowing this, Democratic leadership and the Governor today released a prioritized plan that addresses the shortfall. This plan maintains our commitment to protect schools, our most vulnerable, and public safety. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans continue to cause distractions when it comes to protecting Oregonians, repeatedly calling for a special session without any coherent plan for balancing the budget. We will not use this budget crisis as a political opportunity. It’s just plain wrong. The stakes are too high for everyday Oregonians.”

“We do not need a special session to protect the services that matter most to Oregonians. Leadership is focused on moving ahead cautiously and deliberately as we use the Emergency Board and other tools to provide vital services while managing this crisis.”

“Democratic leadership has made been making hard choices to protect the most vulnerable. We will continue to make the difficult, but necessary, decisions that reflect our priorities of protecting the middle class, our schools, and those struggling to get ahead.”