KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Perry Jokes About Lawmakers OKing Budget He Likes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry is joking about the Legislature passing a Texas budget that's to his liking.

Addressing a state National Day of Prayer breakfast Monday, Perry said of Texas lawmakers present, "They don't get recognized until they vote the right way on the budget."

He added that he was kidding, and had to be nice because "we're not in that veto-proof period yet."

Texas' Rainy Day Fund crash reserves are projected to reach $12 billion if left untouched. Perry said he'd like to keep $7 billion, but lawmakers may vote to spend more.

Perry also hasn't gained much traction with his calls for $1.6 billion in business tax cuts.

The governor could veto any bill, though, close enough to the end of the legislative session that it can't override him.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 205222891