AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation issued this statement on the Texas Senate’s passage of its version of the 2014-15 state budget:

“The Senate’s 2014-15 budget shows a modest level of fiscal discipline, keeping discretionary spending for the next two years just below the expected rate of population and inflation growth,” said Talmadge Heflin, Director of the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “However, the restoration of some of the cuts made last session threaten to put the state back on the path of large government without much-needed improved performance. As the budget moves to the House and conference, we must see real headway in reducing the size of government.”