Why does Congress frequently struggle to avoid government shutdowns?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 06, 2021

Dr. Perryman criticizes the current practices and why they create difficulties in governmental structure as well as the economy. 

What can we learn from President Biden's initial budget proposal?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 31, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains what this proposal signals about the administration's priorities and how it is likely to evolve. 

How is the state's revenue changing?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 05, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes some factors allowing Texas to gain some increased funding to put into the state budget. 

How will the state develop its new budget?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 12, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains some difficulties with the budget this session, mainly stemming from a revenue shortfall due to the pandemic. 

What is the status of the state budget?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 22, 2020

Although the state legislature does not meet for several months, some cuts have already been made. 

What is happening with the Texas budget?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 22, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains what factors have contributed to the state's sizable budget deficit. 

What can we learn from President Trump's proposed budget for 2021?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 11, 2020

The record-high budget proposal is unique in that it plans to balance the budget in 15 years. The past standard was 10, although neither are likely feasible.

What are the pros and cons of the newly‑signed budget?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 07, 2019

Now that President Trump has signed the budget into law, Dr. Perryman takes a deep dive and finds good news and bad news.

Why is a US budget deal so important to the world economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 23, 2019

President Trump and congressional leaders say they have hammered out a budget deal, pending House and Senate approval. Dr. Perryman says it's better than no deal.

What are the next steps for the budget blueprint passed by the Senate?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on October 20, 2017

The Senate passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint, a major step forward for President Trump's tax reform. Dr. Perryman says the bill now goes to the House.