(TRENTON) – Assembly Budget Chairman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden) released the following statement Thursday on Republicans failing to stand up for their constituents, especially against proposed cuts to educational services for the blind:
“Assemblyman Chiusano’s statement attacking Democrats for advocating for blind children is the worst kind of shameful politics, but it’s another example of Republicans taking potshots and casting blame rather than helping to solve problems.
“Democrats aren’t spreading fears about the governor’s planned cut in education for blind children. We didn’t propose it. The governor did. We didn’t testify on it. Parents and their children did.
“We are rightly responding to the emotional and heartfelt worries we heard at public hearings held across this state.
“These worries were not based on partisan politics, but real concern about cuts to a vital and successful program for blind children who are striving for a better future.
“Republicans should start doing their job representing constituents instead of incessantly glad-handing the administration and failing to ask tough questions on policies that continuously ask the most sacrifice from those who can least afford it.”