FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 01/29/2013
Rep. Donna Howard's HB 652 Ensures Availability Of Economic Stabilization Fund
Rep. Donna Howard's HB 652 Ensures Availability Of Economic Stabilization Fund To Meet Governor Perry's Call For Infrastructure Spending
AUSTIN - Today, State Representative Donna Howard voiced her support for Governor Perry's comments in the State of the State speech related to infrastructure spending.
"I am thankful that the Governor has thrown his weight behind the use of the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) to address our state's water and transportation priorities.
"We must meet our critical infrastructure needs, but not at the exclusion of the state's additional obligations such as education and health care. That's why I have filed HB 652, which clarifies the original intent of the Economic Stabilization Fund (ESF) and restates in statute that appropriations from the ESF are not counted against the state's spending cap.
"HB 652 ensures that we are utilizing all the tools available to the Legislature, and embracing the common sense solutions that Governor Perry says are necessary for our continued prosperity in Texas."