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Last updated 2/25/2021 at 7:34am
House Republicans released their proposed state budget Feb. 16, saying it shows how a Republican-controlled Legislature could craft a spending plan without raising taxes.
“If House Republicans were in charge, we would debate budgets in the Legislature much differently, and you're seeing that with this proposal before us,” said Rep. Drew Stokesbary, R-Auburn, the budget lead for House Republicans.
But Republicans are not in charge; Democrats hold a firm majority in the House and Senate. Stokesbary acknowledged part of this budget plan’s purpose is to contrast governing style with the m...