Thursday, July 21, 2005

School finance deal eludes lawmakers

Star-Telegram | 07/21/2005 | School finance deal eludes lawmakers: "Teacher pay raises, a property tax cut, money for millions of new school textbooks and limits on government condemnation powers all spiraled down the drain Wednesday, casualties of another spectacular failure in the Texas Legislature.

But quitting now is not an option for exhausted lawmakers.

Two hours before the 30-day special session sputtered to an end Wednesday night, Gov. Rick Perry called another one starting today.

'Education reform and property tax relief are the two most important issues the Legislature faces, and lawmakers won't leave Austin until both priorities are addressed,' Perry said.

He would not say what besides the school finance overhaul might be considered in the new session."


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