Date: June 11, 2010
Contact: Sheacy Thompson (817) 683-8639
How to Control Government Spending
Texas State Representative Ken Paxton (R-McKinney) has launched TexasBudgetBusters.com to expose the wasteful spending in Texas’ budget and to offer solutions for promoting government transparency and efficiency.
“Like many Texas families, the State of Texas is feeling the impact of the economic recession. When individuals, families and businesses face economic hardships, the solution is to cut spending. Just as families must prioritize and stick to a budget when there is a downturn in the economy, our State government must also control its spending,” says State Representative Ken Paxton.
“The State is facing an approximate $15 - $18 billion shortfall for the upcoming 2012 – 2013 biennium,” Representative Ken Paxton continued. “As we prepare for the 82nd Legislative Session, Texas lawmakers must act responsibly in order to balance the Texas budget. Additionally, the Legislature must remain cautious this session when passing legislation that could affect our State’s economy and work to maintain our business-friendly policies in order to encourage business and job growth while keeping taxes low to help struggling families.”
Using TexasBudgetBusters.com, Texas taxpayers will have an opportunity before the 82nd Session of the Legislature convenes in January to voice their opinions and work to convince their State Representatives and Senators to cut unnecessary government spending, eliminate inefficiency and keep taxes low. Texans are encouraged to log on and vote on proposed budget cuts and other cost-saving proposals, post ideas for balancing the budget and become involved in the state budget process.
“The time has come for Texans to tell their representatives how their state budget should look. After all, Texas taxpayers know best regarding how government should spend their tax dollars,” Representative Paxton concludes.
State Representative Ken Paxton is currently serving his fourth term in office. His district includes Allen, Celina, Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper in Collin County. Representative Paxton currently resides in McKinney, Texas with his wife Angela and their four children.
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