This commentary originally appeared in the Austin American-Statesman on June 2, 2015.
Let’s put the bottom line up front: The 84th Texas Legislature, both House and Senate, did an outstanding job in crafting a conservative Texas budget — and they and their leadership deserve our thanks.
The only thing that the Texas Legislature must do every session is pass a budget. This year the state was flush with cash from a robust Texas economy. That’s usually a danger sign that all the money will be spent, and then some.
Rollins is president of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.