With the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and governmental restrictions both impeding economic activity statewide, a number of lawmakers are already demanding that the projected shortfalls in revenue will have to be made up for with corresponding budget cuts.

The latest is Republican State Rep. Dustin Burrows of Lubbock.

Speaking to Lubbock business owners, Burrows told them that government at all levels must begin making cuts.

According to KFYO’s Chad Hasty, Burrows addressed the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce via Zoom and told them he’s telling all governments they need to begin making cuts.


While taxpayers have good reason to be skeptical of the Lubbock lawmaker’s comments due to his role in the Bonnen scandal, the fact that he’s already speaking out about forcing budget cuts and preventing tax increases on Texas families is promising.

Hopefully, more Texas lawmakers follow his lead.

What could those cuts be?

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility has an ongoing series identifying areas the Texas Legislature can cut in order to prioritize funding for public needs and property tax relief.

If you have ideas or suggestions of your own, please submit them to us, and we will explore their feasibility and financial effect. You can reach us at submission@empowertexans.com.

Cary Cheshire

Cary Cheshire is the executive director of Texans for Strong Borders, a no-compromise non-profit dedicated to restoring security and sovereignty to the citizens of the Lone Star State. For more information visit StrongBorders.org.