Perry's School Finance Plan Fails In Texas House - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/4/04

Perry's School Finance Plan Fails In Texas House

A stripped down school finance measure failed late Tuesday in the Texas House, but talks continue on the proposal.

Video gambling is not part of the bill. Lawmakers are nearly halfway through a thirty-day Special Session to overhaul the way Texas pays for public education, which is now heavily dependent on local property taxes.

House members earlier rejected Governor Rick Perry's School Finance proposal that included video gambling. Perry late Tuesday issued a statement applauding House Speaker Tom Craddick for working with him and taxpayers to find common ground. Perry says the House plan actually moves closer to his plan.

The Governor says there will be a lot of votes cast between now and the end of this process. Perry says what matters most, is the final product.

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