TRENTON – Senator Joseph F. Vitale (D-Middlesex) chastised the Republican Senate caucus today for their failure to support a Senate resolution that would have restored funding to the FY2012 budget for individuals suffering from AIDS. Not a single Republican voted in favor of the resolution.
“Restoring funding so that people with AIDS can get medication seems like an absolute, no-doubt-about-it yes vote to me,” said Vitale. “But my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, every single one of them, decided it was better not to offend the governor than to give people the medicines they need. Their action is callous and simply cruel.”