"Current Services" Needs vs. State Budget Proposal for 2008-09

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Eva DeLuna Castro /(512) 320-0222 x 103

February 8, 2007

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This two-page handout explains how $14.3 billion in additional state general revenue could have been allocated to fund current services in key areas of the 2008-2009 state budget. In contrast, the budget being considered by legislators uses a significant amount of "new" revenue to fund local tax cuts and to undo payment deferrals .