Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson on Friday issued the statement below following a Senate Republican move to change their own two-thirds tax rule to hold an intentionally doomed vote on two tax bills with two days left in session:
“Senate Republicans need to do their job.
“They dragged their feet on releasing a plan to fund our schools. They continue to refuse to negotiate a budget. Now with two days left in session they change their own rule to bring tax bills to the floor they have no intention of voting for.
“What a tremendous waste of time. Senate Republicans should be embarrassed and I’m embarrassed for them.
“Come to the negotiating table. Work on behalf of the people of this state. Show a sense of urgency or at the very least some interest in doing some good for Washington.
“Stop the stunts. Stop the obstruction. Start doing your jobs.
“Grow up and govern.”