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Perry idea strips $1 billion from higher ed

Perry idea strips $1 billion from higher ed

POSTED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 1:12pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:08pm

A Texas state senator says Gov. Rick Perry offered cutting $1 billion from higher education to pay for public schools.

The Senator, who is close to the state budget negotiations but requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks, says Perry's plan was initially rejected by Senate negotiators.

Texas lawmakers are trying to hammer out a two-year budget plan.

The main sticking point has been education.

Senators have said they are not willing to move from their public education spending plan, which spends about $5.7 billion and does not cut as much as the House.

Education groups have warned the proposed House cuts could lead to tens of thousands of job losses for public school workers, including teachers.

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Let me think, what did California do when faced with this very same problem and for the very same reasons? Now I remember, without a Republican governor they simply raised taxes and borrowed money and began paying state socialist in slips of paper with IOU printed on them. There is the future our state senate proposes when a cut in spending is out of the question. Without a forseeable end to the illegal invasion we either stand on our own or we go down in flames with the united scoialist states.

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