Should we be suprised....
Whats that saying....Everything is bigger in Texas...
Cali doesnt have any extra lifejackets regards,
I'll take the river down to still water and ride a pack of dogs.
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I think a major point is being missed by some here....Texas WILL balance their budget for the next biennium, likely WITH the use of at least some of the Rainy Day Fund.....wow, there's a concept for governments of all sorts: Save some dollars when things are good, for when things get bad.
You can bad mouth the governor (I do!) and the state all you want, but those are two lessons I learned from my parents by the time I was 10; 1) Don't spend money you don't have, 2) Save a nice chunk of what you make for a day you can't see today.
Now, does that forced balancing of the book mean that there will be a reduction in services... YES! Will it impact some more than others....YES again! Brings up a 3rd lesson I learned awfully early in my years....Life Ain't Fair.