Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Some preliminary population numbers are out from the Census Bureau and Texas has grown twice as fast as the rest of the nation. This is good news if you want to be a Congressman. Texas will get 4 new congressional districts. But it also means the Texas budget has to grow to keep up. Funding sources for the Texas budget have not grown and that's why Texas legislators face a big budget deficit in 2011. There are two ways to deal with the deficit, raise taxes (ain't gonna happen) or cut spending. In my next post about the Texas budget I'm going to talk about options for Medicaid, the second largest portion of the Texas budget.