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NPT Capitol: A couple days later, Marquez blasts governor

News release just dropped into the NPT inbox with a quote from state Rep. Marisa Marquez:

“The decision of the Governor to put politics ahead of the interests of hard working Texas families who have been hit by this economy is cynical. Rejecting half a billion dollars in aid to make sure that people who want to work can get help transitioning in this economy is remarkably callous. Hopefully, the legislature will soon speak with one voice to go over the Governor’s head, accept the money, and do the right thing for the people of this state.”

This was her response to Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement last week rejecting unemployment aid from the federal government. Perry had argued the aid would require changes to the state’s system that would obligate the state in the future.

In contrast to Marquez, state Sen. Eliot Shapleigh was out of the chute almost immediately after the governor’s announcement Thursday, calling the governor’s actions “profoundly irresponsible” and arguing that “By October, over 300,000 Texans will be unemployed. Right now, we stand to gain $555 million to help Texas families who are unemployed in tough times.”

For more on the story, check out Ben Wright’s Capitol Roundup.

Sito Negron

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

March 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Sounds like Marisa is finally taking her balls out of her purse. Good going!


    March 16, 2009 at 1:48 pm

  2. Glad to see Marquez and Shapleigh agreeing on something even though they are both idiots, one a self serving ass and the other a drunk


    March 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm

  3. Perry’s a moron just like the other idiot he replaced, way to go Marisa!


    March 17, 2009 at 7:10 am

  4. yque sounds like a drunken indian name. Bush and Perry are honorable leaders. The morons are yque, marisa and all the drunken Dumbocrats.
    Republicans still control every statewide office.


    March 17, 2009 at 11:02 am

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