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The Midday Brief: Sept. 7, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

BIll White, Rick Perry at their Primary 2010 reception speeches.

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Senate leaders have suggested it's an exaggeration. Gov. Rick Perry says it was plucked from thin air. But House Speaker Joe Straus has embraced his budget chairman's estimate that Texas in the next two year budget faces an $18 billion shortfall — and then some, maybe, Straus added last week." — Straus, House stick to guns on $18 bil estimate, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "And now for something completely different: Rick Perry and Bill White are virtually tied in the race for governor, according to a poll done for Texas Watch by Republican pollster Hill Research Consultants." — Hill Research Survey Shows Governor Race Tied
  • Ask anybody — from the president of the United States to your high school guidance counselor — and you'll probably hear the same, seemingly obvious thing: Higher education is the key to financial advancement. But is everybody going to college a realistic goal? And would the world really be better if we achieved it? — Everybody Going to College Isn't Realistic

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