Budget and Revenue Commentary from Other Sources

Letter from Gov. Perry asking agencies to cut an additional 2.5% from their current budget. Click here.


Article in the Texas Tribune about potential cuts to education. Click here.


Article in the Dallas Morning News reporting an even bigger projected shortfall. Click here.


Article in the Texas Tribune about possible cuts to the Department of Aging and Disability Services. Click here.


Article in the Dallas Morning News about possible cuts to the Texas HIV drug program. Click here.


Article in the Texas Tribune about cuts to the Texas Juvenile Probation Commission and the Texas Youth Commission. Click here.


The Texas Tribune interviews Ana Correa of the Texas Criminal Justice Coaltion about budget cuts in Texas' Criminal Justice programs. Click here.


Shelley Kofler of KERA interviews Gov. Perry about the budget shortfall. Click here.

Shelley Kofler of KERA interviews Bill White about the budget shortall. Click here.


Letter from Sen. Kirk Watson to Comptroller Susan Combs requesting that she produce an updated revenue estimate. Click here.


Article in the Austin American-Statesman about a rally against budget cuts. Click here.


Article in the Texas Tribune about proposed cuts to TEXAS Grants for college students. Click here.

Article in the Dallas Morning about TEA proposed cuts. Click here.

Houston Chronicle Blog about teacher's reaction to TEA proposed cuts. Click here.


Article in the Austin American-Statesman about low tax collections for FY2010 and how that might affect the 2012-2013 budget. Click here.


Blog post in Grits for Breakfast about some criminal justice LARs and proposed ten percent cuts. Click here.

And another about the Commission on Jail Standard's cuts. Click here.


Article in the San Antonio Express News about Sen. Ogden's proposed gas tax. Click here.


Letter from Health and Human Services Commissioner Tom Suehs to Rep. Mike Villarreal outlining proposed cuts in Health and Human Services agencies. Click here.

Article in the Austin American-Statesman about Commissioner Suehs' letter to Rep. Villarreal. Click here.


Press release from Rep. Villarreal criticizing proposed budget cuts from the Higher Education Coordinating Board. Click here.


Senior Fiscal Analyst Dick Lavine of the Center for Public Policy Priorities was invited to provide testimony on long- and short-term budget deficits to the House Select Committee on Fiscal Stability at their August 23, 2010 hearing. Click here.


Presentation by Center for Public Policy Priorities showing how a balanced approach to balancing the state budget will help meet the needs of Texans. Click here.


Article from the Dallas Morning News about proposed budget cuts to low-income and mental health services. Click here.


Editorial from the Dallas Morning News proposing certain budget cuts. Click here.


Blog post in Grits for Breakfast about TDCJ proposed budget cut that would lay of 7,300 prison guards before closing prisons. Click here.