Statements about State Finances
Says $6 billion projected to accumulate in the state’s rainy day fund is already used.
Says the 2012-13 state budget "leaves $6 billion in a rainy day fund."
Says Rick Perry of Texas was "the governor who relied most on stimulus funds to close his state’s budget deficit in 2010."
Says Rick Perry said there’s an administrator for every teacher in Texas public schools.
Says this month’s special session will cost the state $27,300 a day just for legislators’ daily living expenses.
Says public education will get more money in 2012-13 though lawmakers cut $15 billion in overall spending.
Says "for the first time ever," Texas lawmakers are not funding student population growth.
Says state lawmakers have voted to "spend virtually all of the Rainy Day Fund four times" since the fund’s creation.
Says businesses "already pay most of the taxes."
Rick Perry "advocated to liquidate" the state’s rainy day fund in 2007.
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