May 12, 2005
Still working on that budget

The Senate has come to an agreement amongst themselves on a framework for a tax plan, and they're busy debating a school finance plan. You can read the articles to get the flavor of it, but the key point is that their plan still differs in many respects from the House's. The next step is a joint committee to iron out the contentious issues, and of course if all else fails, another special session (which will no doubt do wonders for Governor Perry's approval ratings). Birthday girl Eileen has more on the Senate debate and on discontent with David Dewhurst from the Wall Street Journal - apparently, the concept of raising some taxes while lowering others is causing their heads to explode, or something like that.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 12, 2005 to Budget ballyhoo | TrackBack