“I am surprised because I felt that the legislation which was voted on and approved yesterday by overwhelming majorities in both the House and Senate provided what the governor was looking for,” DeLeo told the News Service Thursday after posing for a photo with Aphasia Awareness Day participants at the State House.
“You put that all together and I don’t think we can be criticized for not taking up something that wasn’t in the governor’s version, nor was it brought up to us until after the legislation was completed,” DeLeo said.
Uh, did you read the governors transportation plan? It’s completely different. Did you see the more progressive method of raising revenue? The inclusion of the Springfield rail line extension? The drastic difference in amounts of funding? The fact that it kicks the can down the road when the Western Mass polls come down in 2017? The Governor MORE than compromised in the Transportation bill, even INCLUDING the proposed amendments.
If you’re surprised you need to get your head examined Mr. Speaker.