Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Senate Finance Chairman Steve Ogden today talked to reporters about the Senate’s two year budget proposal. The bottom line numbers, they said, will remain a squishy secret until Thursday. And how extra money for the plan will be raised will be revealed Tuesday. But for the tea-leaf readers of the world, click to listen to what the men had to say.
Ogden said if the Senate budget doesn’t pass, the deficit will be three times as big in 2013 as it is now. He says he has found the “sweet spot” to get the votes to pass his plan in the Senate. “The stakes are huge. I think we’re right, and we’re going to fight for it.”