"Therefore by their fruits you will know them."
Oh HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL No:
The chief budget writer in the Texas House on Friday proposed using $1.4 billion from the state’s savings account to pay bills coming due for a wide array of the state’s health and human services programs.Read the whole thing here.
The proposal from state Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond, would continue pay raises for Child Protective Services workers that state leaders ordered last year. It would also pay for renovations at the state’s aging mental health hospitals and state-supported living centers for people with disabilities.
The proposal comes in the form of a supplemental budget, which would plug funding holes left by lawmakers in 2015. Most legislative sessions, the Texas Legislature does not fully fund the cost of state programs, so lawmakers must typically pass a supplemental bill to cover the rest.
Zerwas’ proposal would also reverse some cuts intentionally made by the Legislature in 2015.
Bottom Line: No, no, no, no, no.
Chairman John Zerwas: (512) 463-0657