What We Heard & Didn’t Hear in the State of the State Speech

Today, the Governor delivered his 7th State of the State speech. Here are some of our takeaways…

What we heard:

What we didn’t hear:

  • A commitment to invest in the people of Texas, no matter how much they make or their zip code
  • A promise to undo the 2011 cuts, including the unnecessary $5.4 billion cut to public education
  • Long-term solutions to fix our budget and revenue system and create a 21st century budget that works for all of us.

We’ll have more soon on what these priorities, and what the Governor’s budget, means for Texas.

At the Center for Public Policy Priorities, we believe in a Texas that offers everyone the chance to compete and succeed in life. We envision a Texas where everyone is healthy, well-educated, and financially secure. We want the best Texas - a proud state that sets the bar nationally by expanding opportunity for all. CPPP is an independent public policy organization that uses data and analysis to advocate for solutions that enable Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. We dare Texas to be the best state for hard-working people and their families.

1 Comment

  • “A promise to undo the 2011 cuts, including the unnecessary $5.4 billion cut to public education”
    Does the $5.4 include the cuts to both higher education and public education?

    Donna Robyn Hembree 30.01.2013

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