August 9, 2017      2:45 PM
Greenfield: The revenue picture in the dog days of summer
Our resident number cruncher says there should be around $600 million in the ending certification balance for August 31, more than sufficient to address both health insurance for retired teachers and support for disabled children
Comptroller Glenn Hegar
did announce the improvement in state revenue for July 2017, there was no
public comment on how this related to the revenue that is available to the Texas
in the special session have considered some issues, e.g., health insurance for
retired teachers, a pay raise for active teachers, and most importantly,
support for disabled children, that requires funding.
III, Section 49a doesn’t say “It shall be the duty of Stuart Greenfield to provide under oath
to provide the Legislature a report on the fiscal condition of the state,”
nowhere in the Constitution does it prohibit me from offering my view of the
state’s fiscal condition.
The full column by Dr. Stuart Greenfield is in the R&D Department.
By Dr. Stuart Greenfield