For Texans of all backgrounds to reach their full potential, our state government needs to be able to support services such as pre-K-12 public schools, public universities and community colleges, health care, transportation, public safety, and consumer protection. The demand for these services can and does change over time due to demographic shifts, technological improvements or new threats to public health and safety.
SB 1336 is an unnecessary and potentially harmful spending cap. It could reduce the Legislature’s budget-writing flexibility even more than the constitutional spending limits already in place and make it more unlikely that services cut during a recession would ever be restored.
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