Perry: "No Faith" In LBB; Leave Rainy Day Fund Alone

Gov. Rick Perry says he is unswayed by estimates that the state's Rainy Day Fund may end up being more flush than previously anticipated and blasted the Legislature's budget office as an unreliable source of numbers.

During an informal meeting with reporters outside the House chamber Tuesday afternoon, Perry criticized a provision in the Senate Finance Committee's budget draft that would allow the comptroller to withdraw $3 billion from the Rainy Day Fund if no other revenues can be found. The Senate is expected to vote on the bill as early as Thursday. 

Perry also took a ...

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