Subject: Re: Fact check
Date: Thu, 26 May 2011 18:10:21 -0500
From: Michael Quinn Sullivan
To: Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>


According to the LBB summary of the conference committee on HB1...


In 2010-2011 ALL FUNDS, public education spending was 53.701 billion.
In the 2012-2013 ALL FUNDS, public education spending would be 53.826 billion.

In the 2010-2011 GR FUNDS, public education spending was at 33.783 billion.
In the 2012-2013 GR FUNDS, public education spending would be at 36.827 billion.


Now, compare to the total spending...
ALL FUNDS total spending: 187.498 billion in 2010-2011
ALL FUNDS total spending: 172.345 billion in 2012-2013
That's a reduction of $15.153 billion, or 8.1% cut.

GR FUNDS total spending: 82.078 billion in 2010-2011
GR FUNDS total spending: 80.466 billion in 2012-2013
That's a reduction of $1.6 billion, or a 2% cut.

http://static.texastribune.org/media/documents/MOF_Tables_1.pdf
 

So public education is getting .2% more ALL FUNDS money in the new biennium than the current. And public education is getting 9% more GR FUNDS money in the new biennium than the current. Meanwhile, both ALL FUNDS total and GR FUNDS total are being cut 8.1% and 2%, respectively.

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-mq

 
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Michael Quinn Sullivan
President, Empower Texans / Texans for Fiscal Responsibility