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A Rush to Judgment?
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A Rush to Judgment?

Earlier this year, Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman announced their intention to introduce legislation in the 108th Congress aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. More recently, Sen. Lincoln Chaffee (R-R.I.) has made clear his support for such policies, meaning that the issue could come to a vote on the Senate floor should he break rank with fellow Republican members of the Energy and Public Works Committee. Avoiding the many questions of any global warming plan—scientific uncertainties, compliance by other nations, economic burdens, administration, and enforcement—proponents of efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions claim the plan is superior because it relies on a market-based “cap and trade” system. But ultimately, any system that restricts emissions is restricting the nation’s access to energy. Market-based or not, choking the nation’s energy supply will have significant costs for the economy as consumers face higher prices and workers find themselves out of work in important sectors of the economy.

02/19/2003
Wrobleski Named State GOP Executive Director
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Wrobleski Named State GOP Executive Director

BY John DiStato

CONCORD -- A 23-year-old political operative has won the highly coveted job of executive director of the New Hampshire Republican State Committee. Jennifer Wrobleski of Manchester has been quickly promoted from within the state committee staff to a post that had been sought by more than a dozen applicants from New Hampshire and across the country. She had been the state party's office manager for the past three weeks. "Jennifer has a strong background in working directly with concerned citizens around our state to garner support for various candidates and campaigns at the grassroots level," said Jayne Millerick, the 29-year-old Concord woman who became state GOP chairman several weeks ago. The quick rise of Millerick and Wrobleski signals state Republican leadership's recognition of, and attempt to address, a gender gap that was especially evident in the U.S. Senate race narrowly won by John E. Sununu over former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen last November. Wrobleski succeeds Chuck McGee, who resigned on Feb. 7 after The Union Leader reported that authorities were investigating allegations that a Virginia-based GOP consulting firm had orchestrated an election day operation that jammed get-out-the-vote telephone banks at five Democratic Party offices and the Manchester firefighters union office. McGee at first denied having hired the consultant, GOP Marketplace. Millerick later corrected him and said the state committee did hire the firm. But she said it was hired to organize get-out-the-vote calls on behalf of Republican candidates and the party, not to jam phone lines. The party paid the consultant $15,600 on Nov. 1, but Millerick said the work was never completed, and the party has been seeking a refund. Millerick said McGee did nothing wrong but resigned to minimize distractions caused by the incident. The phone-jamming issue has been referred by Manchester police to the Elections Fraud Unit of the U.S. Justice Department. Last week, top Republican sources told WMUR television and several newspapers, including The Union Leader, that Rob Varsalone, a top political and media aid to Gov. Craig Benson, was the leading candidate to succeed McGee as party executive director. The sources, who are close to both Benson and Varsalone, said Varsalone was interested in taking on the job, and as a Benson aide had the inside track on getting it. But that changed over the weekend. Wrobleski was named executive director, while Benson decided Varsalone should stay with him while also beginning to spend more time at the state party, essentially splitting his time. Varsalone is not a state employee and will be paid as a consultant out of Benson's political action committee, a high-ranking Republican source said. The source said the governor made the decision over the weekend on how he would prefer Varsalone to split his time. Wrobleski, meanwhile, is a 2002 magna cum laude graduate of Boston University, with a degree in history. Prior to joining the state committee, she was a consultant for state Sen. Richard Green's campaign. Wrobleski previously was a field representative for Sean Mahoney's congressional campaign. Mahoney lost the Republican congressional primary to Jeb Bradley, who went on to win election to the U.S. House. In 2000, Wrobleski was director of operations for the Massachusetts Citizens Alliance, which, Millerick said, is not affiliated with the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance. Wrobleski was also a grassroots coordinator for Citizens for a Sound Economy and was a field representative for Steve Forbes 2000 Presidential campaign. Millerick called Wrobleski "an extremely hard worker who will work not only to advance our positive Republican message, but also re-ignite volunteer involvement, win elections and improve communications from state headquarters to Republicans around the state."

02/19/2003
Lawmakers Push Tort Reform Measures
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Lawmakers Push Tort Reform Measures

From the Charleston Daily Mail February 18, 2003, Tuesday Copyright 2003 Charleston Newspapers When they walked out, doctors appealed to patients to show the need for medical malpractice tort reform, and so far it looks like the tactic worked. Now Republicans are appealing to people's pocketbooks as a way to draw attention to the need for tort reform in all insurance areas.

02/18/2003
Officials Consider Part Tax
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Officials Consider Part Tax

BY Paul Muschick

The Guilford County commissioners could decide this week whether the Triad's regional bus service should continue and whether commuter trains are in the area's future. The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation will ask the commissioners to extend their approval of a 5 percent tax on rental cars. PART uses the money primarily to run buses to Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem. It also runs other transportation programs and would like to start saving for a commuter rail system. PART cannot levy the tax without the commissioners' consent. The board approved a one-year trial last year, and PART wants the approval extended. Forsyth County also permits the rental tax, but will only continue it as long as Guilford County does. Without the tax, PART could go out of business. The tax passed easily last year, but with two pro-PART commissioners now out of office, supporters and opponents could make the vote close with successful lobbying. PART presented information to the commissioners last week showing its bus service has been successful and that riders want the service expanded. It told commissioners it has used the tax money to attract state and federal money. Car rental companies are continuing to fight the tax. They are working harder this time to convince commissioners the tax is a burden on local residents. "It's not a car rental problem," said Mark Schaffer, a regional vice president for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. "It's a taxation problem." The local chapter of Citizens for a Sound Economy, a national organization promoting lower taxes, started meeting with commissioners last week and asking them to rescind the tax. "It's not that we're against mass transit," said member Allen Page of Elon. "We feel it's an unfair tax." It's unfair, he said, because PART is taxing rental companies while competing against them for business by renting vans for car pools. The debate continues to center on who is paying the tax - visitors who rent cars or local residents who rent cars to take trips or drive while their vehicles are in the shop. Citizens for a Sound Economy contends PART has collected at least half of the taxes away from Piedmont Triad International Airport, and presumes at least some of those taxes were paid by local residents. Schaffer would not provide information about how his company's rentals compared before and after the tax. He said it is having an impact because the industry is so competitive, especially during the tough economic times. In the past year, Alamo Rent A Car closed some locations, he said, and smaller renters consolidated. Rental companies in Guilford and Forsyth counties brought in about $3 million less between July and December 2002 than during the same six months in 2001, prior to the tax, according to information PART provided to the commissioners. That's a difference of about 14 percent. If the commissioners grant their approval, PART will hold a public hearing at 8:30 a.m. March 12 at the Piedmont Triad Partnership in Greensboro, and then would make the final decision of whether to continue the tax. There is almost no chance the authority would stop the tax at that point because it would be putting itself out of business and wasting a $600,000 bus terminal it is building on Regional Road.

02/17/2003
Classes
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Classes

CHAIR CANING The Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts in Barberville will offer classes on chair caning taught by Dave Bishop. A chair analysis session will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Participants should bring a chair that they would like to cane so that the need for materials can be determined. Classes are to begin March 3. Tuition is $31.50 for members and $35 for nonmembers, and it does not include the cost of materials. Details: 386-749-2959. CLOGGING The New Wave Cloggers will have dancing classes at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sanford Chamber of Commerce, 400 E. First Street. Those enrolling will receive personalized instruction while learning the basic steps of the traditional dance form. Several easy dances will be taught. The first class is free. Participants need to wear comfortable, smooth-bottom shoes. Details: 386-775-4155 or newwave.clogdancing.com. CLUBS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Volusia County Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Volusia County Library Center at City Island in Daytona Beach. June Byrne of the Family History Center will present a program titled "June's Favorite Links -- All New." Details: Sharon Yates at 386-253-8924. PULASKI CLUB The Polish American Pulaski Club, 3621 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, will have a dinner and dance Feb. 23. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Music by the Marc Bouchard Orchestra will begin at 2 p.m. The cost is $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers or $8 for those wanting to dance only. Dinner reservations are required. Reservations or details: 386-258-7059. GATOR CLUB The Gator Club of Volusia County will meet Thursday at the Deck Down Under, 78 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange, just under the Port Orange-Dunlawton Bridge. Marty Cohen, editor of Gator Bait Magazine, will talk about Gator football recruiting. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the meeting at 6 p.m. Admission is free to members, $5 for nonmembers. Details: 386-451-0719 or 386-756-3912. FEBRUARY DANCE The Carmen Costa Quartet will set the tune for a dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the City Island Recreation Hall, 110 Orange Ave. in Daytona Beach. Jazz, blues, Latin, Glenn Miller tunes and some country favorites will be featured. Admission is $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Refreshments are included. Details: 386-441-0188. SOUND ECONOMY CHAPTER A local chapter of Citizens for a Sound Economy has been started. Membership is open to all county residents. A trip to Tallahassee is planned for early April. Meeting dates and location: 386-734-3624. GREEN PARTY The Green Party of Volusia County will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Port Orange Library, 1005 City Center Circle. Details: David LeBlanc at 386-428-5136 or 386-405-5137. NAVY LEAGUE The Daytona Beach Navy League will sponsor a Coast Guard Appreciation Dinner on Thursday at the Palmetto Club, 1000 Beach St., Daytona Beach. The social hour is at 6 p.m., and dinner and the program begin at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Adm. J.S. Carmichael of the Seventh Coast Guard District. All personnel from the Ponce Inlet-New Smyrna Beach Base are expected to attend. The cost is $20. Dinner entree choices are prime rib or orange roughie. The public is invited. Reservations: Marilyn Harmon at 386-322-9540. REPUBLICAN CLUB The Ormond Beach Area Republican Club will meet at noon Tuesday at Red Lobster, 2735 N. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. The club president is Bob Dahlen. All Republicans are invited to join. Annual dues are $10. Details: 386-441-7878. HOPEBUILDERS DINNER Millard Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International's founder and president, will be the keynote speaker at the Halifax Habitat for Humanity's HopeBuilders Dinner. The public is invited to hear Fuller discuss the need for affordable housing in the Halifax area and the "Build Them by the Dozen" campaign. The dinner will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Resort and Spa, 600 N. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. Tickets for the dinner are $45. Before dinner, Fuller will be the guest of honor at a cocktail party and book signing from 6 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 and include dinner and an autographed copy of Building Materials for Life." Tickets to the cocktail party are limited. Reservations or details: 386-257-9950 or halifaxhabitat.org. WALKING CLUB The Happy Wanderers Walking Club will have a walk at Ravine State Gardens in Palatka on Saturday. The walk may be started at the pavilion between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and must be finished by 2:30 p.m. Walkers may choose either a 5K or 10K route. Written directions are available. The walk will be within the gardens and through the Palatka Historic District on trails, stone steps, dirt, sidewalks and asphalt. The trail is not suitable for wheelchairs or strollers. The cost is $3 for all walkers, with a parking fee of $3.25 per car. Lunch is available for $4.50. Directions or information: Lois Shannon at 386-788-8430 or Marvin Stokes at 386-788-4026. MUSEUMS ASIAN DINOSAURS Opening Saturday and on display through June 22, "The Great Asian Dinosaurs" will be on exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Sciences. The museum is at 1040 Museum Blvd., Daytona Beach. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First Tuesday of each month, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is $7 for adults, $2 for children and students with identification. Museum admission is free on Tuesdays for Florida residents with proof of residency. Admission is discounted $1 on Saturdays for Volusia County residents with proof of residency. Details: 386-255-0285 or moas.org. HEALTH CARDIAC RISK CHECKS The Women's HealthCare Center at Florida Hospital DeLand, is offering a cardiac risk analysis every Tuesday and Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. The screening includes a cholesterol test and a consultation with a registered nurse specializing in cardiac health and wellness. The cost is $10. To apply for a screening, call the center at 386-943-4607. HEALTH SCREENINGS Florida Hospital DeLand's laboratory department will offer health screenings from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday in Classroom A on the first floor. Testing includes prostate screening, $20; cholesterol testing, $6; glucose testing, $6; and cardiac risk profiles, $14. Appointments are not necessary. Glucose and cholesterol testing as well as cardiac risk profiles require a 12-hour fast. The hospital is at 701 W. Plymouth Ave. Details: 386-943-4620. BLOOD DONATIONS The American Red Cross needs blood donors. Anyone at least 17 years old, weighing 110 pounds and in generally good health may be an eligible donor. All donor types are needed. Donations can be made at the following locations: Monday, 2 to 7 p.m., The Casements, Riverside Drive at Granada Boulevard, Ormond Beach. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Florida Career Center, Bank of America Building, North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand. The American Red Cross Donor Center, 341 White St., Daytona Beach, is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-in donors will be accommodated at all locations. Appointments: 386-226-1433, Ext. 144. LIBRARIES 'LET'S TALK ABOUT IT' The DeLand Area Public Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., is presenting a lecture and discussion series, "Encore! More Books by Award-Winning Authors." A winner of the Los Angeles Times book award for fiction and the Mountain and Plains Bookseller Association Award, Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver will be discussed at 10:15 a.m. Friday in the auditorium. The program will be presented by Ellen Smith of Stetson University's English department. Details: 386-822-6430. PLANT TALK Master gardeners will present a free talk on "Soil and pH: Build Your Garden from the Ground Up" from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ormond Beach Public Library, 30 S. Beach St. After the presentation, the gardeners will answer questions and accept water and soil samples to be taken to the Volusia County Extension Service for analysis. The cost is $1 for three samples. Details: 386-822-5778. SUPPORT GROUPS ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER A support group for parents of children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and related behavioral difficulties will be offered Wednesday at Florida Hospital DeLand. Angel R. Epstein, a therapist at Counseling Associates of Ormond Beach, and a parent of two children with ADD, leads the group, which meets from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in Classroom 1A. The cost is $5 per person. Details: 386-672-1776. LUPUS The Lupus Foundation of America Inc., Volusia/Flagler support group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hospital Ormond Beach, 875 Sterthaus Ave., on Saturday. The guest speaker will be C.S. Wang, a physical therapist. The meeting will be on the second floor above the Emergency Room entrance and is open to the public. Details: 386-761-0066 or 1-800-684-9276. SPINAL CORD INJURY The Neuroscience Center at Halifax Medical Center will offer a self-help group for spinal cord injury patients. The group will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the third-floor conference room of the 201 Building, 201 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., on the Halifax Medical Center main campus in Daytona Beach. The facilitators will be Dr. Carolyn Geis, and Candy Clevenger, a registered nurse. The group is open to those who have had a spinal cord injury and their family members. Details: 386-947-4641. FESTIVALS, SHOWS FESTA ITALIANA Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach, will present Festa Italiana this week. Events include rides, games, prizes, crafts and dancing, as well as a variety of Italian dishes. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday; 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 23. Unlimited ride tickets are available in advance for $35. Details or tickets: 386-252-0391 or 386-255-0433. STORIES FROM THE HEART The Sandcastle Storytellers will present the seventh annual Stories from the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sands Theater Center, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. The evening will include 10 stories plus a tandem tale and an ensemble story. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $4 for senior citizens and children. FUND-RAISERS RELAY FOR LIFE The American Cancer Society is recruiting teams to participate in Relay for Life, a fund-raising walkathon. Last year, more than 2 million Americans participated, and more than 350,000 cancer survivors walked the opening laps. Six events are planned for Volusia and Flagler counties this spring. Families, clubs, schools, businesses, churches, service groups, health-care professionals and others may form teams. All money raised will go to cancer research and local patient services. Registration has begun. Details: 386-253-1633 in Daytona Beach, 386-734-7836 in west Volusia; or visit cancer.org and click on Florida. 2003 HEART BALL The American Heart Association 2003 Heart Ball "Leather & Lace" will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Adam's Mark Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave. in Daytona Beach. To recognize his commitment and dedication in developing Volusia County's first open-heart surgery program, the American Heart Association will pay tribute to Dr. Jack E. Arrants. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and an auction. Entertainment will be provided by Derek and the Slammers. Tickets are $125. Proceeds will fund cardiovascular research and public education. Last year's event raised more than $40,000. Reservations or details: 386-676-0001. SENIORS CENTER IN ORANGE CITY Wava's Hall, the senior center at 200 N. Holly Ave., offers activities and classes to anyone 55 or older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Membership is $10 a year for Orange City residents and $12 for nonresidents. Details: 386-775-3121. DANCES The Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St., has dances Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m. with a rotating schedule of bands. A birthday and anniversary dance is presented once a month. The cost is $3. Details: 386-676-3256. ARTHRITIS SELF-HELP COURSE The Volusia County Health Department and the Arthritis Foundation will offer a free course in arthritis self-help at the Ormond Beach Senior Center beginning Thursday. The six-week course will meet from 10 a.m. to noon through March 27. Participants will learn about basic aspects of arthritis, exercise, nutritional habits and stress management. Registration is required. Details: Susan Squires at 386-274-0607. OUTDOORS SAND SPURS BEEP BASEBALL The Florida Sand Spurs Beep Baseball team, sponsored by the Halifax Council for the Blind and the Center for the Visually Impaired is seeking blind and visually impaired players as well as sighted support team members. The team will practice weekly and will play in competitive team sports with any group willing to compete. The goal is to compete in the World Series National Beep Baseball Association games. Details or registration: 386-677-3995 or 386-253-8879. TAX ASSISTANCE Counseling sites The AARP Tax Aide counseling assistance program has trained volunteers to help prepare tax returns and assist with filing requirements for older taxpayers. Volunteers are scheduled to be at the following locations through April 15: DeBary Public Library, 200 N. Charles R. Beall Blvd., on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DeLand Lutheran Retirement Center, 450 N. McDonald Ave., the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. DeLand Area Public Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. Taxpayers should bring a copy of their 2002 tax return and Social Security cards for themselves, spouse and dependents. The service is not limited to AARP members.

02/16/2003
Additional Tort Reform May Be Ahead
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Additional Tort Reform May Be Ahead

From the Charleston Daily Mail February 15, 2003, Saturday Copyright 2003 Charleston Newspapers

02/15/2003
Texas House Civil Practices Chairman Joe Nixon’s Omnibus Tort Reform Bill is Good For Texas, Good for Texas Citizens
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Texas House Civil Practices Chairman Joe Nixon’s Omnibus Tort Reform Bill is Good For Texas, Good for Texas Citizens

Texas CSE commends House Civil Practices Committee Chairman Joe Nixon for filing House Bill 4, an omnibus civil justice reform bill. CSE’s policy position Litigious trial lawyers rob decent, honest Americans of their money, trust and peace of mind. Fear of lawsuit impacts our daily lives both at the workplace, at home and while enjoying recreational activities. It’s time to finish the civil justice reforms began in Texas. Highlights of Chairman Nixon’s legislation and impacts on consumers are:

02/14/2003
Pass the President's Economic Package
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Pass the President's Economic Package

***** Treasury Secretary John Snow makes strong statement on the President's plan -- text follows: UNITED STATES TREASURY SECRETARY JOHN W. SNOW REMARKS TO THE DETROIT ECONOMIC CLUB FEBRUARY 13, 2003 DETROIT, MICHIGAN

02/13/2003
Senator Chafee: Making Life Difficult for the President and the Party
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Senator Chafee: Making Life Difficult for the President and the Party

Breaking ranks with your caucus and the president’s agenda is nothing new for politicians, but in times such as these, when control of Congress is separated by a few seats, every vote taken or opinion expressed that goes against the party’s position can create seismic disturbances.

02/13/2003
A Look at Reaction to State of the State Address
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A Look at Reaction to State of the State Address

Quotes from legislators and others after Gov. Rick Perry's State of the State address on Tuesday: "He has a new view from the top. ... We are rebuilding the engine and we are starting from zero." - Sen. Florence Shapiro, R-Plano. "It's unfortunate that it took a month of pressure for the governor to propose cuts. One-fifth of the session is over, OK here's what he wants to cut. Now it'll take us a while to digest that. I think any proposal he makes is a good one, because he hasn't made one before today." - Rep. Jim Dunnam, D-Waco, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. "We'll reach a consensus on what are essential services and then at the end of the day we'll balance the budget because I believe we share the governor's commitment to balancing our budget, maintaining essential services and not raising new taxes." - Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. "The governor's recommendations seemed to be a little hard in their hits on higher education. But again, we're going to look very carefully at this during our budget process." - Dewhurst. "We will consider every recommendation as is on the table. But for every recommendation that is made, we will not only look at it seriously but also raise questions about the impact. ... We don't want to be penny wise and pound foolish." - Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. "Job creation is important and I support his efforts to bring jobs to Texas. But if we want to reap the benefits of economic security and fiscal responsibility we must first invest in the health and education of our children." - Rep. Pete Gallego, D-Alpine, chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus. "I agree with the governor's comment that there is no clear solution currently on the table regarding school finance. That is why many of the members from both parties are wary of doing away with our school funding without an existing alternative." - Gallego. "Gov. Perry talked to families when he vowed to set spending priorities and live within the available funds, just as families are doing." - Peggy Venable, director of Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy. "We view the governor's message as a positive sign that he will follow through on his promise not to cut education funding, and in fact plans to increase spending on our students. We are pleased that, despite the budget shortfall, the governor recognizes that education is the greatest investment we can make in the prosperity of Texas." - Doug Rogers, executive director of the Association of Texas Professional Educators. "Governor Perry is to be commended for making access to affordable health care for all Texans a priority. ... The Legislature must put the brakes on out-of-control health care lawsuit abuse and skyrocketing malpractice premiums." - Kirsten Voinis, spokeswoman for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas. "Perry is acting on the will of the people, the pleas of the small business owner and the demands of the state by balancing a budget that some say is impossible to reconcile without raising taxes. ... It's time to take a hard look at every dollar the state spends just like every Texas family." - Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business. "I'm afraid you're looking at denying people health care." - Scott McCown, executive director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

02/13/2003

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