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Statement from Rep. Coleman on House Bill 1 
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by: Rep. Coleman, Garnet F.
04/03/2011

Austin--Representative Garnet F. Coleman (Houston) released the following statement in response to his vote against House Bill 1:

I refuse to vote for a budget that will hurt children, harm our elderly, and risk the lives of Texans. In my 20 years as a state legislator, I've never seen a budget so devastating.

The cuts in House Bill 1 are unsustainable and cut into the marrow. Our state may never recover from the cuts to essential state services in this bill, and maybe that's the design.

Texas should pass a budget that funds the needs of Texans. All we've done today is move around the deck chairs as the Titanic sinks.

Representative Coleman is available for comment.



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