Having already lost once, liberals in the Senate are taking another stab at tapping the Rainy Day fund. Today the Texas Senate allowed Senator Royce West to late-file legislation that would raid the state’s Rainy Day Fund for $2 Billion.
The official filing deadline has come and gone. The Senate and House have both already voted out versions of their budgets that wisely do not rely on Texas’ savings account to pay for reoccurring expenses. And yet today, liberals in the Senate are mounting a surprise attack on the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
Today through obfuscation, Sen. West gained the Senate’s approval to file two pieces of legislation (SJR 54 and SB 1931) well after the filing deadline seeking to accomplish what liberals failed to do during the Senate debate on the budget: craft an irresponsible budget outside our means that relies on savings to cover spending Texas can’t afford.
Texans have been clear. Apparently the Senate is hard of hearing.
Andrew Kerr is the Executive Director of Empower Texans / Texans for Fiscal Responsibility
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