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.

State Budgets
Column Published in syndication April 29, 2020

States have begun to announce major projected budget shortfalls. Some estimates put the national total at $500 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only decreased revenues, but also increased the need for state spending. The result is large gaps and looming calamity. Many states are asking the federal government to include relief in future stimulus packages. Some leaders in Washington have even suggested that states file for bankruptcy, but that has many adverse and disruptive consequences and is likely unconstitutional.