Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Perry's Plan…Not So Much

Gov. Perry's plan to fix school finance/property tax reform does not appear to be going over very well so far, Perry's school plan is attacked:
House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland, said Perry's proposed fix for the loophole-ridden business tax "doesn't work." And Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, leader of the state Senate, said the governor's idea of raising the state sales tax by 0.7 percentage point would meet stiff resistance in that chamber.
Ouch babe. I liked this part too, it's toward the end:
Perry left the door open to expanding the session to other issues, such as judicial pay raises, an overhaul of the telecommunications statutes and higher-education funding mechanisms.

But only if school finance gets done first.

"We're not going to talk about anything [else] until this is finished," Perry said
They don't appear to be listening as you can see here, The Real Special Session:
Game on.

Oh, you thought they were here to solve public school finance? WHAT'S THE COLOR OF THE SKY IN YOUR WORLD?

Sen. Troy Fraser has filed histelecom legislation, saying,

Pick up? Dude. That's why YOU'RE HERE.

Rep. Carl Isett has filed his Truth in Taxation (cough: bullsh*t) bill, saying, “I think there's motivation to try to protect taxpayers more.”

Or, as Perry would say, AMF.
They haven't even started on school finance, much less finished. They don't appear to be listening to the governor.


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