Texas senators want to tap rainy day fund

Texas senators want to tap rainy day fund

POSTED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:07pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 7:11pm

Three Texas senators want to tap into the state's rainy day fund to restore cuts to schools, Texas grants, and to expand Medicaid. El Paso Senator Jose Rodriguez is among those supporting the move. The trio today filed Senate Bill 1377 and Senate Bill 1378, legislation that would tap the $12 billion. The senators say this funding is not a "recurring expense" but simply filling in the giant holes dug by last session's cuts. According to a recent FrederickPolls research poll for the Texas State Teachers Association, the vast majority of Texans support tapping the rainy day fund to repair damage to our children's schools and to invest in the future.

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