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STATEMENT: Tax Cut Compromise Will Harm Texas for Years to Come
"This deal will unfortunately lead us further down a path of reduced public investments in public services that both communities and businesses need to prosper."

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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.
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