Thousands of Job Cuts May Be Just the Beginning

With some top state leaders warning that Texas’ dire fiscal situation will lead to the loss of several thousand state jobs, House budget writers will release their first draft budget today — and big job cuts may be just the beginning. 

House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts, who will file the budget bill today in the House, has spoken candidly about job losses. "There will be less state employees when we're completed with this budget process, because we're gonna have a whole lot less money to spend. We will cut a lot of programs that would not require state employees ...

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