FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/27/2013
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released the following statement early Monday
"Because of the decisions the House made Sunday, Texas is significantly closer to having the water supply needed to respond to severe droughts and to encourage private-sector growth. In addition, educators will have the flexibility needed to prepare every student for success while spending less time on standardized tests, and the state budget will be more transparent and straightforward. The House has focused on the core responsibilities of government throughout this session, and I am grateful that Members have worked in a collaborative way to successfully address the issues that matter most to the people of Texas."