Texas, we have a budget.
This statement is from Texas Public Policy Foundation:
Statement by The Honorable Talmadge Heflin, Director of TPPF’s Center for Fiscal Policy:
“This state budget deal is a victory for all Texans – and especially for the Texans who worked hard over the past several months to remind our legislators that they wanted a fiscally conservative state budget. The announced budget deal is a win for Texas on three specific points:
· It does not use a single penny of the rainy day fund for the next biennium.
· It does not raise taxes.
· It does represent the first all-funds reduction to a biennial state budget in the past half-century.
“What happened in the Texas Legislature this session is more than just a victory for Texans. It's a victory for America. Texas already leads the way in job creation, economic vitality, and economic liberty. Now Texas is leading the way in the most important cause facing our country: the need to live within our means.
“Today, in Austin, Texas, the men and women of our legislature showed it can be done. That's a tremendous accomplishment for Texas – and it's a shining beacon of hope for America.”
This is indeed a victory for fiscal conservatives in Texas. Texas will continue to be a shining city on the hill for the rest of the country.