$150 for 182 lawmakers every day of the session
Says this month’s special session will cost the state $27,300 a day just for legislators’ daily living expenses.
He's talking about changes in net assets ...
"Houston suffered $1.7 billion in operating losses under Mayor Bill White."
Extra attention shortens stays
Says that under a new program jail "time for non-violent, mentally ill offenders has been reduced by 50 percent."
Treasury shut down years after Hutchison elected to Senate
"Kay Bailey Hutchison was elected state treasurer, succeeding Ann Richards. Democrats then abolished the position ... Hutchison later became a U.S. senator."
Figure is right, but implication is wrong
"The governor’s not taking his own fiscal advice. ... In the first fiscal quarter of this year, we’ve seen a 13.5 percent increase in spending, double-digit spending out of the executive branch in the State of Texas."
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