By Dion Lefler
Republican leaders in the state House of Representatives fired back this morning at Democratic leaders who accused them of rejecting federal stimulus aid for secondary education.
“It is absolutely false to claim that any member of the House would refuse stimulus dollars during these difficult economic times,” said the statement from the House Republican Leadership group. “The money will play a vital role as it will be utilized for job growth and building the economy.”
Today’s statement was a response to a statement Tuesday by House Democrats criticizing the Republicans on the Appropriations Committee.
The GOP members had rejected a budget amendment by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that would have incorporated into the state budget about $89.6 million for universities, colleges and trade schools.