Perry's Call for Tax Relief is Subject of Confusion

Gov. Rick Perry’s call for lawmakers to offer $1.8 billion in tax relief provided a big applause line in his State of the State speech to the Legislature. But the details of that proposal are prompting confusion over what the governor has in mind.

Perry was vague during Tuesday's address to the Legislature. He alluded to the Rainy Day Fund when he said that the session would lead to “billions still on the table” after lawmakers had funded essential services to meet the state’s needs. The fund is projected to amass $11.8 billion by the end ...

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