Going the Right Direction: Revenue-Raising Bills Move Forward

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Dick Lavine /(512) 320-0222 x 101

April 12, 2011

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A small number of bills that would actually increase the amount of revenue available to fund a balanced approach to the 2012-13 budget by reducing tax exemptions or raising tax rates have taken at least an initial step forward. Texas needs additional revenue, along with dollars from the Rainy Day Fund, to minimize damaging cuts to public education, higher education, and health and human services.