Perry on “Water End Game” (Must Read Texas 5-9-13)

The end game for the 2013 Legislative Session was spelled out by Governor Perry yesterday, with three specific demands: 1) $1.8 billion in tax relief, 2) a balanced budget with no fee increases for transportation, 3) $2 billion of infrastructure for water. ?Otherwise, he promises a special session. ?Keep in mind, two special sessions are already considered likely (redistricting, and later, education funding) and, as Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey pointed out, Perry is expecting his first grandchild in June and is likely to be in Austin already.