Battle Looms as Democrats Try to Restore Education Cuts
POSTED: Monday, February 18, 2013 - 1:33pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 11:51am
Austin Texas — The Texas Legislature cut more than $5 billion from public education in 2011 to help balance the state budget. Then, last month, lawmakers were told previous revenue estimates were wrong — and that they had more than $8 billion left to spend on that budget.
Last week state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, began pushing the Republican leadership to answer why education funding hadn’t been discussed so far this session.
"I waited 28 days to see if the leadership would address this issue and right this wrong," Martinez Fischer said. "And when I didn’t see it happen, I began to ask questions."
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