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Old 05-29-2011, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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State budget with $15 billion in cuts clears Legislature | Texas Legislature | News from... (http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/05/28/3111691/state-budget-with-15-billion-in.html - broken link)
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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To tell you the truth? I doubt we will notice much.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Anything that decreases government jobs will almost certainly help more than it hurts.
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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Anything that decreases government jobs will almost certainly help more than it hurts.
I certainly have to agree with that but I hate to see the blow it is going to do to the already troubled education system.
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Old 05-29-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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I certainly have to agree with that but I hate to see the blow it is going to do to the already troubled education system.
Hopefully (though I doubt it) this will cause everyone to examine our poor excuse of an education system and find some real long term fixes -- throwing money at it clearly isn't the solution.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I read yesterday that Texas had 9% gains in state revenue and 20% loss in Federal revenue for education. I'll have to go track that story down.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/cypre...cc4c03286.html

When your library loses its internet access because the telecoms will be charging them commercial rates, when your library can no longer provide books for interlibrary loans, when libraries lose their databases, who do you think suffers?

The people without internet at home who need access to look for jobs will be SOL.

While the budget is part of the problem, if we do NOT get the telecom bill extended, libraries are unlikely to be able to afford the T1 lines they need to have lots of computers up in the building. Note that this bill which is currently in committee and being stalled does NOT mean telecoms cannot profit. It ONLY limits profits to 5 to 10% for public libraries, schools and public hospitals.

272: Contact Senators NOW, Telecom Bill, and House Markup | Texas Library Association

When your schools look like the inner city schools I taught in where teachers had no supplies and textbooks were ratty and crumbling, think about how you funded the people who buy $250,000 yachts on the backs of our children.

Supporters say yacht tax break would help Texas | Travel News & Features | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle

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"We're helping yacht owners while we are cutting our public schools by 21 percent and nursing homes by 33 percent," Villarreal said. "We're helping yacht owners … while we're eliminating all scholarships for college freshmen in 2012-13."
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:33 AM
 
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Bless you for the heads up, Nana.
I'll contact them today. For all the good it will do.
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