Governor and House Leadership at Odds Over Rainy Day Fund

 

House Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Pitts (R-Waxahachie) is now pushing to spend half of the Texas Rainy Day Fund in order to avoid spending cuts:

 

Pitts said he’ll push for a committee vote early next week on a bill to spend $4.3 billion of rainy-day money in the current cycle. That would free up an identical amount to be added to the two-year budget now being drafted, he said.

 

Pitts dismissed Gov. Rick Perry’s remarks this week that no rainy-day money should be used — or even discussed — until lawmakers do more scrubbing of the budget.

 

“I don’t see the other options,” Pitts said.

 

As noted, Governor Rick Perry is pushing bac

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *