September 12, 2005
Get ready: That school finance lawsuit ruling is coming

Are you feeling adrift and without purpose now that Special SessionPalooza has come to an end? Well, if so, then here's some good news for you.

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson said Friday night the court will rule within two weeks on the method the state should use to finance its public school system.

With state legislators having failed in a regular session and two special sessions to replace the outmoded "Robin Hood" system this year, Jefferson said he doesn't know if the court's ruling will give the Legislature the guidance it needs.

Jefferson was the keynote speaker at Friday night's session in the mezzanine ballroom of the historic Driskill Hotel at the 21st annual John Ben Sheppard Texas Leadership Forum, which continues today at the State Capitol.

"I can't say it will be definitive," said Jefferson. "There will be a decision from the court and the Legislature will do what it does."

Doesn't look too good from a Perry prognostication skills perspective, does it? In any event, start girding your loins now, because the Lege will be back in session before you know it. Via Aaron Pena.

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