In an interview with KLBJ AM’s Todd & Don Show, Speaker Dennis Bonnen discussed the implications of the state’s $4.6B budget shortfall and prospects for navigating the next legislative cycle. Even with revenues hampered by a pandemic and the downturn in the oil and gas industry, legislators will still be on the hook for the balanced budget required by Texas law. Bonnen also shared his strong belief that our obligation to educate Texas children cannot and will not be derailed by the pandemic.
If you follow the guidelines, if you wear the face coverings, social distance, wash your hands…we can live and work around the virus and our economy needs us to.Speaker Dennis Bonnen
We have got to get back to teachers teaching our children in a healthy and safe environment whether it is virtual or in the classroom.Speaker Dennis Bonnen