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. 

The Wrong Medicine
Column Published in syndication September 29, 2021

The $3.5 trillion (or more) federal spending proposal now under consideration has some worthy components, but on the whole is concerning. It’s too large and expensive, and funding it would cause negative dynamic responses through the economy. Here's a brief overview.

Show Us The Money
Column Published in syndication April 07, 2021

Even before the pandemic, Texas schools faced daunting challenges. About 88% of students were economically disadvantaged. Two ethnic groups that comprised about two-thirds of enrollment (and rapidly growing) held less than 8% of the state's wealth. Many districts had massive infrastructure deficiencies, while others struggled to keep pace with explosive growth. As if that weren't enough, Texas ranked 41st nationally in spending per student.