Governor Perry In Richardson Today, Protest Planned
DALLAS (KRLD) – Governor Perry will be in North Texas today and a group of parents worried about state budget cuts to their kids school are ready to meet him.
Governor Perry is the featured speaker at today’s Richardson Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting. His office says he will be making some economic development announcements but a group of parents from Booker T. Washignton High School want to talk to him about education funding.
The parents plan on demonstrating outside the meeting asking Perry to approve using the Rainy Day Fund to help ease the $10 billion dollars in education cuts expected statewide. While in Dallas earlier this month, Perry said people upset about cuts on the district level should take their concerns to their local school board, not to him.
The emergency fund has about 9 billion dollars in it, not enough to cover the cuts to education. Texas is also facing big cuts to every other agency and state university.