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  1. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Thanks for your support, Raul!

    --Mike Villarreal

  2. Re: State Leaders' Proposal Prolongs Severe Education Cuts

    We really need new leadership in this state! What's more important than educating the next generatio...

    --Raul

  3. Re: My op-ed in the Express-News: Future of Texas Begins in Pre-kinder Classrooms

    Great editorial. Prekindergarten makes such a difference. I'm glad to see you and the Mayor pushing ...

    --Raul

 
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SAEN: Lawmakers Choose Tax Break for Gas Producers Over Schools


By Scott Stroud

The defining proposal of the 2011 legislative session may turn out to be a sales tax break for yacht buyers, which moved forward in the House last week. The bill's author, Houston Republican Rep. John Davis, defended it as “economic development."

Since 2004, the high-cost natural gas tax exemption has reduced state revenue by $7.4 billion. That's as clear a definition of Republican priorities as you'll find. As Villarreal put it: “They are willing to slash funding for education and close nursing homes but won't lay a finger on this industry tax break."

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