The Texas Ledge- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Posted on 05/29/2011. Filed under: Texas Legislature | Tags: , , , |

The Texas legislature is still working out the final details of the state budget for the next biennium. The cuts to service, education are staggering.  I won’t go into all of them because there are other bloggers who have so much more information on this than I do. The part that floors me is that the budget to deal with the homeless situation in Texas has been cut to ZERO!!!

That’s right. There is no funding to help with the homeless situation in Texas for the next 2 years. The estimated homeless population in Austin is over 4,000 a night. This number is much higher in Dallas and Houston and we don’t have a count for smaller communities.  In Austin, over 25% of the homeless are 18 or under but the Legislature doesn’t see a need to fund help in anyway. I am truly embarrassed to be a Texan.

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[…] The Texas Ledge-The Gift That Keeps On Giving has sunk to a new low. refinish69 is stunned that the budget appropriation for the homeless situation in Texas has been cut to ZERO!!! […]


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