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Old 02-14-2011, 01:04 PM
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Originally Posted by Min-Chi-Cbus View Post
I don't know, I'm asking! Maybe there SHOULD be state income taxes then. How else is the State going to generate the revenue necessary to offset the deficit? In my opinion, it's TAXES.
you would probably get shot trying to propose that outside of the major cities in Texas.

Republicans don't want good schools but they don't want to pay for it
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:07 PM
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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This is very disturbing ... "Texas On The Brink." I'm was pretty much dead set on getting out of this state, but this is even more confirmation that I must.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Originally Posted by Weatherguy View Post
This question is for those who are from other states.

First: In light of the $27 billion budget shortfall in Texas and that our children's education is taking such a huge hit and thousands of teachers are losing their jobs, we have decided to pull up roots and leave Texas as soon as we can. It's just too dififcult for us to live in a state where education is such a low priority. We are disappointed that our governor and legislators didn't manage the budget as they should have (e.g., the former comptroller warned several years ago that this state was headed for big financial problems due to certain budgeting practices).

We are also disappointed in the actions of the State Board of Education in recent years that have brought embarassment to the state of Texas, and which have decreased the quality of education.

We know there are some other states that are not having budget problems, meaning that their legislatures have managed their budgets well. We're researching the financial health of all states, as well as their commitment to education, our highest priority. If those from other states have opinions on their states (especially if they meet our criteria), we would be most appreciative. Nothing can happen overnight, but we're going to make the change as soon as we can. Thanks in advance for your help.
I'm certainly leaving Texas soon, but probably to California and they don't have the best economy either. But I don't really care.

The states that are doing the best are the plains states, so you should check up on some of them. I'm not sure about their education though.
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