Month:  January 2019

Is Robin Hood school funding broken?

In English folklore, Robin Hood is the hero; stealing from the rich, giving to the poor. But in Texas, we use his name to describe one way we fund education.  And some folks think Robin Hood is a villain.  “We cannot live with this.  Not one more year. Not one more day,” Plano ISD Board Member…

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State lawmakers to have more money to spend, comptroller says

Despite a decline in oil and gas prices, the Texas economy is still growing and state revenue is increasing, Texas’ top accountant announced Monday. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar estimated that lawmakers returning to the Capitol on Tuesday will have as much as $119.1 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending in the 2020-21 budget. That’s…

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