Inside Intelligence: About Perry's New Proposals...

This week, we asked the insiders to rate the chances for some of the ideas in Gov. Rick Perry’s State of the State speech.

The governor proposed setting aside $1.8 billion in the Rainy Day Fund for tax breaks and asked lawmakers to approve a constitutional amendment that would make refunds legally possible. The insiders don’t think that’ll happen: 54 percent said lawmakers won’t go along, and only 37 percent said they would.

The idea of letting South Texas colleges and universities tap the Permanent University Fund — an endowment for higher education — split the insiders, with about ...

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