Statement: Budget Coalition's Plan Unworthy of Boldest and Grandest State

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Scott McCown /(512) 320-0222 x 109

March 20, 2012

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Executive Director F. Scott McCown on Texans for a Conservative Budget Coalition’s “Real Texas Budget Solutions: 2013 and Beyond.”

“Slashing budgets even deeper than we just did in 2011 is not the path to prosperity for our state. Instead, increasing our investment in education is the way forward. Between 2000 and 2010, the child population of the United States grew by about two million children, and over half of them were Texans. Our economy benefits from having so many young people—if we teach them the skills they need. Reducing high school dropouts and increasing college graduates, though, requires expanding opportunity in our public schools, community colleges, and state universities, not retrenching."