Perry: Don't Start Making Plans to Spend Surplus

Gov. Rick Perry warned Texas lawmakers Tuesday not to start making grand plans for the multibillion-dollar budget surplus and the growing Rainy Day Fund.

Addressing the state Senate on the opening day of the 2013 legislative session, Perry said special interest groups already are eyeing the excess cash as “the equivalent of ringing the dinner bell.” 

“In the face of that kind of pressure, we have to remember that Monday’s revenue estimate is not a chance to spend freely but an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to the very policies that made Texas economically strong,” the governor said. “It’s ...

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