Did Perry pull a fast one on the Legislature?
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Budget writers intended to use the $830M in edu jobs funding to help close the gap in funding public schools. But Rick Perry and the Texas Education Agency got there first. No sooner had the money come in than Perry and TEA distributed it to schools. Before the budget writers could blink, it was gone. Perry, who has done absolutely nothing to help schools get through this budget crunch, gets the credit, and the Legislature doesn’t get the money it needs.