Texas Governor to Call Special Session for School Funding

Albanese, Elizabeth
April 2003
Bond Buyer;4/28/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31623, p4
Trade Publication
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he will call a special legislative session later 2003 or in early 2004 to allow lawmakers to write a new school finance plan. The decision by Perry to debate school finance, namely the so-called Robin Hood finance formula, in a separate legislative session was made despite efforts by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to push a plan through the Legislature before the regular session ends on June 2. That measure would have abolished the school finance system by 2005 if another plan is approved to replace it.The measure also includes a tax cap that is fast becoming a stumbling block for school districts because of inflated operating costs for public education.


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