Tag: Paul Bettencourt

Mission creep critical at the Public School Finance Commission

Mission creep critical at the Public School Finance Commission

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt’s Revenue Working Group—a subsidiary of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance— continues to be one of the more intriguing things you can watch on Texas Capitol livestream.  The purpose, one would suppose, of the revenue working group, is to find money to fulfill the recommendations of the other working groups:…

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Texas Commission on Public School Finance: all that for nothing?

Texas Commission on Public School Finance: all that for nothing?

Everything you thought you knew about school finance is about to change. And by “you” I mean most Texans, who know very little about school finance. And that’s how much is likely to change as a result of the governors Commission on Public School Finance—very little. On Tuesday, the public saw the recommendations of the…

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Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Time is money…and some kids don’t have either

Texas Commission on Public School Finance: Time is money…and some kids don’t have either

The March 7 hearings before the Texas Commission on Public School Finance were basically the equivalent of me going to New York Fashion week. A parade of amazing and beautiful things that I can’t afford. I think my frustration was shared by commission member Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Humble). At the end of the meeting, Huberty…

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