Texas is one of the few states with positive cash flow in this economy but we still expect a tight budget session with rising Medicaid costs a growing price tag for Hurricane Ike and other financial challenges. We need to spend every penny wisely. . . My legislative agenda focuses on protecting children seniors and the disabled; increasing access to health care; helping families and businesses through difficult economic times; and advancing our local priorities such as transportation education and fiscal responsibility.
--State Senator Jane Nelson