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What We Should Know About Education

The following article was sent in by Joshua McDaniel. McDaniel is a senior economics major from the University of North Texas and is serving as Chairman of the UNT College Republicans.

One of the biggest controversies of 2012 was the vast budget cuts in education spending in Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker and the newly-elected cast of Republicans in the State Legislature. As the nation witnessed swarms of school teachers and their students storming the state capital, Governor Walker didn’t flinch.

at Jan 23, 2013 1:00 PM

Legislative Update: Republican Senate Passes Budget

RPT - This afternoon, all 19 Republican State Senators stood together in a united front to defeat obstructionist tactics of the Democratic Party and successfully moved forward House Bill 1, pertaining to the 2012-2013 state budget. It was apparent over the last couple of days that Democratic senators were attempting to hold the budget process hostage through the two-thirds rule in order to extort higher spending levels.   Read more »

at May 4, 2011 7:31 PM

Statement on Texas Budget

The following is press release senr in from the Latino National Republican Coalition of Texas: 

The Latino National Republican Coalition of Texas (LNRC) appreciates the hard work of the Texas House of Representatives in passing House Bill 1 concerning our state’s budget.

Government spending must be brought under control. Making the right decisions today will lead to a more prosperous Texas tomorrow. This is the time when we need solid leadership, and we are here to support our legislature as they make these tough budgetary decisions. As the Senate

at Apr 8, 2011 5:05 PM

Texas School Districts and Unions Cut Educating the Children First in Budget Cuts

School Districts all across Texas are having to cut back and slim down their budgets. This is a good thing. School Districts are spending outrageous amounts of money on non-educational expenditures like trying to build hotels. They also pay excessive amounts of money to administrators, and in fact,

at Apr 5, 2011 2:04 PM

Texas House Passes 2012-2013 Budget

The following is a letter sent in from Texas State Representative Ken Paxton (HD-70):

Dear Friends,

On Sunday, April 3, the Texas House of Representatives concluded over 23 hours of debate on the first draft of the state budget for 2012-2013 (CSHB 1). It passed the House 98-49. I voted in favor of this bill.   Read more »

at Apr 5, 2011 11:12 AM

Texas Budget Cuts - House Looking at Tapping Some of Rainy Day Fund - Why this might be good

Message submitted by Republican, Conservative activist Sharon Roberts about the current state of the Texas Budget and why it may be necessary to lightly tap into the Texas Rainy Day Fund.

This week, our legislature will be discussing and voting on our budget. Having spent a lot of time studying, reviewing and talking to legislators, I have come to a conclusion. It is imperative we pass this budget. It is a good solution to a very difficult issue. Originally I had thought it best to not touch the rainy day fund. Having looked at all the facts and the projections on the unfunded mandates, it is the best solution we have at this time.

at Apr 1, 2011 8:20 AM
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