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Senator Robert Duncan praises LISD for preserving jobs despite budget cuts

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

On Tuesday morning, Senator Robert Duncan addressed the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on the latest developments from the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature.

Senator Duncan recapped all that happened in the legislative session ranging from the purpose of the rainy day fund in Texas to the importance of working with oil and gas companies to help stabilize the economy.

Specifically he praised the Lubbock Independent School District for managing to preserve jobs despite budget cuts.

"They've done a masterful job of maintained and not laying off teachers. I don't think you laid off anybody in the classroom. You made some structural changes that were needed and necessary. You passed a bond election. You made major strides and you were at the bottom of the heap with the amount of money you got per student."

Members of the Legislative Affairs Committee and the Transportation Committee were also present at the meeting.

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