Sen. Ellis reacts to passage of SB 9

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(Austin, TX) // Senator Rodney Ellis (D-Houston) releases the following statement regarding the Senate passage of SB 9, the bill that further restricts the constitutional limit on the rate of growth of appropriations:

“We have vital, unmet needs in our state:  overcrowded schools, underpaid teachers, crumbling infrastructure, and the highest uninsured rate in the nation,” said Ellis. “Instead of meeting those needs, SB 9 will further restrict future legislatures from investing in the next generation of Texans.”

“Texas already ranks 48th in per capita state spending. Rather than cutting critical investments even more, we should take the opportunity to invest in better schools and educational opportunities for our children, better paying jobs for hardworking Texas families, and the 21st century infrastructure to stay competitive in the 21st century economy.”

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