Estes Supports “Texas Budget Compact”

PRESS RELEASE

Senator Craig Estes

Texas State Senate District 30

 

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2012

Contact: Jenna Dailey

512.463.0130

Senator Estes Supports Governor Perry’s “Texas Budget Compact”

Wichita Falls – State Senator Craig Estes (R – Wichita Falls) supports Governor Rick Perry’s Texas Budget Compact, which Perry announced today alongside other state leaders.  The Governor called on legislators to support the below five key principles in preparation for the 2013 legislative session:

• Practice Truth in Budgeting
• Support a Constitutional limit of spending to the growth of population and inflation
• Oppose any new taxes or tax increases, and make the small business tax exemption permanent
• Preserve a strong Rainy Day Fund
• Cut unnecessary and duplicative government programs and agencies

Senator Estes applauds Governor Perry for his continued leadership and is proud to reaffirm his continued commitment to govern according to the conservative principles in the Texas Budget Compact.

“Heading into the next legislative session Texas is facing a deficit of several billion dollars, and these principles are the type of prudent fiscal reforms that are necessary to keep Texas on the right track,” said Estes. “I am eager to continue my support of these conservative principles and look forward to working with Governor Perry to ensure that Texans’ tax dollars are being spent in a fiscally responsible manner, particularly in light of the out of control spending in Washington, DC.”

For more information about the Texas Budget Compact, visit http://www.governor.state.tx.us/initiatives/txbudgetcompact.

Senator Estes represents Senate District 30 covering Archer, Baylor, Clay, Collin (part), Cooke, Denton (part), Grayson, Jack, Montague, Parker, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young counties.

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