After Positive Economic News, Push for Tax Cuts Emerges

Texas lawmakers may have $29 billion more to spend on the state budget this session than they did in 2011. Now, Gov. Rick Perry is floating the idea of tax cuts.

Perry says lawmakers will have more than $101 billion in revenue over the next two years because of the economic climate Republicans have created in Texas. Increased revenue, he says, is a reason to push for keeping a tight budget and avoiding spending increases — and, as he told lawmakers during the Legislature’s opening day Tuesday, considering tax cuts.

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