John Milkovich: Why He Was the Senate’s Only No Vote [VIDEO]
State Senator John Milkovich talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the budget that passed Sunday by a 38-1 vote, his being the only "nay" on the ballot.
The Louisiana Senate voted 38-1 for a state budget proposal Sunday (June 3) that would fully fund TOPS, hospitals for the poor and uninsured, prisoner housing and nursing homes -- but the plan is based on a controversial tax plan it's not clear can get the full Legislature's approval.
But Milkovich tells KEEL listeners that his vote against the plan, the only one cast, is because he thinks there is more room for the state government to cut costs: "That's we we introduced budget amendments...to cut more than $290 million of wasteful spending. I voted against the budget and I voted against three and a half billion dollars in sales taxes over the next seven years."