It’s a tough pill to swallow—one that Republicans should outright refuse given Zerwas’ track record.
Rainy Day Fund
Senate Advances Conservative Budget
Senators have kept their budget within a conservative framework that limits spending growth
House Trying to Extort Conservatives and Tap Rainy Day Fund
Spending on schools and border security are being held hostage to raiding the Rainy Day Fund.
Straus and Zerwas Propose Raiding Rainy Day Fund
Despite being told by the Governor to keep their hands out of the state’s savings account, House lawmakers are proposing a spending spree.
Spotlight: The Economic Stabilization, or “Rainy Day” Fund
The prudent course would be to safeguard the fund for true emergencies.
House Leadership Violates Constitution, Empowers Democrats
Thanks to Speaker Joe Straus’s refusal to appoint committees, the Democrat coalition in the Texas House were empowered to ignore the Texas constitution and leave a spending spree on the table.
Abbott Promotes Conservative Reforms in State of the State Address
Abbott also notably sided with Patrick and the Texas Senate on a number of issues.
TCC Pledge in Direct Conflict with House Leadership
A list of policy initiatives supported by members of the Texas Legislature is in direct conflict with the ruling coalition of the Texas House.
Steady Drumbeat to Spend State Savings
In what has been a steady trickle over the past few months, Democrat lawmakers and their surrogates have ramped up arguments to tap into the ESF.
Straus Signals Support for Tapping Rainy Day Fund
By tapping spend-happy politicians to the committee, Straus is signaling that he is willing to break open the state’s piggy bank.