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1/10/05

Texas Comptroller Predicts State Budget Surplus

It is only prediction, but it's good news for Texas lawmakers as they start the 2005 session Tuesday in Austin.

The state comptroller, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is predicting a $400-million surplus for 2006/2007. The news is especially welcome after Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst expected a large deficit. Strayhorn also predicted economic growth to continue this year.

Meanwhile, Governor Rick Perry declared school finance and children's and adult protective services as emergency legislative items.

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