Texas would go the way of California, the Wall Street Journal editorial warned last month, if Gov. Rick Perry didn’t veto the state’s “biggest spending spree in memory” — a 26 percent surge, it said.
Perry signed the budget, of course. He also struck back at the editorial, saying, “I’m not sure that those who are making that criticism have a really good handle on the Texas budget process.”
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Statement: Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.