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Richard Komer & Matt Miller
Richard Komer & Matt Miller
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      Richard Komer & Matt Miller

      Richard Komer is a senior attorney and Matt Miller is the Texas Chapter executive director for the Institute for Justice.

A Texas-sized idea

Sometimes it takes a budget crisis like the one virtually all states are facing to spawn a great idea. As the Texas legislative session nears its close, Representative Sid Miller (R-Stephenville) has introduced just such an idea: taxpayer savings grants. As is the case in every state, a huge proportion of Texas’s budget is spent on public schools. Now Texas has an opportunity to shore up its state budget while improving the quality of education for its children. The remaining four days in the state’s biennial legislative session will determine whether Texas is ready to demonstrate the kind of bold national leadership it prides itself on.