TX Speaker of the House, Joe Straus, Discusses Balancing the Budget and Job Creation
Speaker of the Texas House, Joe Straus, explains that the first thing he plans to do in the upcoming session is to balance the budget. He estimates Texas to have a $18 billion shortfall, but he is committed to balancing the budget without raising taxes for Texans.
He also discusses his plans to help the general business climate in Texas in order to decrease the unemployment rate. Representative Straus says that Texas Republican leadership has done a good job of continuing business investment and allowing the private sector to invest in businesses.