News from the Gubernatorial Race in Texas

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In Texas, Republican Governor Rick Perry is campaigning against President Obama and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is campaigning against Perry’s record as the state’s head executive.  A recent article in the Houston Chronicle points out that during Perry’s tenure in Austin, the state’s budget has grown by over 12 billion and now faces an estimated shortfall of over 21 billion.

The number of Texans living in poverty has grown and funding for education and the Children’s Health Care Fund has been slashed.  Though the Wall Street Journal claims that Texas is attracting big businesses and creating new jobs, the state government does not appear to be doing a good job of bringing the benefits of economic growth to those who need it most.

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