Sunday, December 04, 2005

Chill seen hindering school funding fix Metro | State: "A frosty relationship between two of Texas' top Republicans has some legislators worried that finding solutions for court-mandated school funding issues will be tougher and they see trouble ahead for a pending special session.

Gov. Rick Perry plans to summon Texas lawmakers back to the Capitol in the spring to resolve school funding problems by a June 1 deadline that the state Supreme Court imposed nearly two weeks ago.

The latest salvo between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and House Speaker Tom Craddick came when Dewhurst wanted a Joint Select Committee on Education Reform and School Finance, in which Senate and House leaders would do the legislative legwork, to fix what the court declared an unconstitutional system."


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