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Following Texas to Better Budgeting

“Texas also has a bicameral legislature like Nevada,” writes Mike Zahara of, “and always starts each session at zero dollars for everyone rather than at the previous session’s spending. And their Controller must agree that there is revenue there to spend first before it becomes law.

“You’d think every state would do this, but Texas is the only one where they toss out the last session, declare what the revenue will be, and then they divvy it up leaving any potential tax increase to be decided afterward, not at the beginning a la Hosford’s School of Fuzzy Mathmatics. Shouldn’t Nevada do the same thing as Texas?”

Shouldn’t we, indeed?