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TEXAS FORWARD OP-ED IN THE AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN:

Texans deserve quality education, healthy communities and economic opportunity, and our lawmakers can deliver if they choose to.

2015 POLICY AGENDA
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OUR FIVE PRINCIPLES 

1 A truly balanced budget adequately fund today's needed public services and prepares Texas for future demands caused by changing demographics, technology, and economic competition.
2 A truly balanced budget is supported by taxes that are imposed equitably on families of different income levels and businesses in different sectors.
3 Revenue to fund a truly balanced budget is generated from sources that will grow along with the growth in need for public services.
4 Shuffling money among under-funded programs and shifting the cost public services off the state budget conceal the true need for more state resources.
5 A truly balanced budget is developed in an open and transparent process.
THE TEXAS FORWARD STORY

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