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DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Groups warn Texas tax cuts, other shifts will make for tight budget
"A coalition of mostly progressive groups warned Monday that tax cuts and new fund shifts could blow a 2011-style hole in the state budget that must be written in two years. Fiscal bills passed in recent weeks could reduce discretionary funds — used for education, social services and prisons — by between $13 billion and $14 billion for the 2018-19 cycle, said members of Texas Forward."

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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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