Your afternoon reading:
- "GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul took in more than $1 million Sunday using an online 'money bomb' that hit at the Republican field's front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney." — Ron Paul raises more than $1 million with 'money bomb' attacking Romney, The Hill
- "Organizers of Gov. Rick Perry's day-long Christian prayer rally at Reliant Stadium in August say they expect thousands of people to attend. … So far, one governor — Republican Sam Brownback of Kansas — says he's coming. A spokesman for Louisiana Republican Bobby Jindal says his governor will come if he can." — Kansas Gov. Brownback will attend Rick Perry's day of "prayer and fasting" for troubled nation
- "Texas teachers today took another stab at persuading legislators to use the rainy day fund and undo reductions in state education aid that are already baked into the 2012-13 budget." — Teachers continue call to stop school cuts, Postcards
- "GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Raul says he was a lone early voice warning about deficit perils, but now his alarms are winning mainstream support that could boost his 2012 bid for the Republican nomination." — U.S. Rep. Ron Paul says he sounded alarm on deficits, The Associated Press
New in The Texas Tribune:
- "Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano, has refiled her bill that would extend the backing of the Permanent School Fund to charter schools for facilities bonds." — Second Life: Where Do Education Bills Stand in the Special Session?
- "During the regular session, Gov. Rick Perry’s top legislative priority for higher education was the implementation of a new financing system that rewards universities for graduating more students, not just for getting students into classes. But policy makers have struggled to agree on which outcomes to measure, how to encourage them and if they should alter the funding formulas while budgets are being slashed." — Outcomes-Based Higher Ed Funding Seems Right — But Which Outcomes?