Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Promises about State Budget on Perry-O-Meter

Seek constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds vote of Legislature to raise taxes

Will seek a "constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to increase state taxes."

Balance the budget without a tax increase

"Texas will continue to live within its means, and under my leadership, we will do it without a tax increase."

Will work for constitutional amendment limiting growth in budget to changes in population and inflation combined

Will promote a constitutional amendment to "require the Legislature to limit growth in the state budget to no more than growth in population and inflation combined."

Freeze public-college tuition increases for four years

"To make education even stronger I have proposed several initiatives, which include... implementing a four-year tuition freeze at state universities..."

Pursue state aid to pay share of education center at Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington

"I will work with the legislature to ensure Texas does its part to make this dream a reality by pursuing an appropriation that will enable Texas to bear its fair share of the project's costs."