FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/05/2012
Speaker Joe Straus works to continue Conservative Budgeting for Texas
Yesterday, the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) released the instructions for the preparations of Legislative Appropriations Requests for the 2014-2015 biennium. Speaker Joe Straus offered the following statement on the request outline:
"These instructions offer important guidance as we plan for the next biennium. While our revenue growth has been healthy this year, we must plan conservatively, which is why we have asked agencies to hold the line on spending. By identifying possible spending reductions in the next biennium, agencies can prioritize their most critical functions and programs. These instructions will also leave us prepared for a slowdown in revenues as the national economy struggles to recover. I look forward to working with state agencies as they identify efficiencies and plan responsibly for our state's future."