The Brief: Paying for Improved Schools

The Big Conversation

Wendy Davis has now laid out the first major policy initiative of her gubernatorial campaign. The policy area — education — was not surprising, but the extensive press coverage focused on a big unanswered question: How to pay for it?

The Tribune's Jay Root wrote, "Davis wouldn’t say how much the plan might cost or how she would come up with the money to pay for it, but she said she believed she could implement it without raising new taxes." That led to a countercharge from the campaign of her general election rival, Greg Abbott, that her ...

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