Texas House Democrats Release Radio Ad On Schools - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Texas House Democrats Release Radio Ad On Schools

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee has released the first political ad of the season with an attack on Republican-proposed budget cuts.

The radio ad blames Gov. Rick Perry and the Republican-controlled legislature for the current $27 billion budget shortfall. Republican-drafted budgets in both the state Senate and House call for laying off roughly 100,000 teachers.

The committee said the ad will begin airing in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, and possibly expand to other markets. The group is committed to winning Democratic control of the state House of Representatives.

The state has been in financial trouble since Republicans passed legislation that reduced property taxes, but failed to bring enough new revenue from a revamped business tax. The recent recession has only exacerbated the problem.

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

    Thursday, August 16 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-08-16 19:47:00 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-08-16 23:13:51 GMT
    The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)The new generic version will be sold by Teva Pharmaceuticals. (Source: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

    US officials approves new generic competitor for emergency allergy medication EpiPen.

  • US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

    Saturday, August 11 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-08-11 15:34:37 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:57:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). University of California students, from left, Anjali Banerjee, Alice Ma and Tyler Heintz walk near the university's campus Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in, Berkeley, Calif. The students who were in Nice, France when a terror...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building...

    University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism.

  • Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Recall for 'overheating, melting, exploding' Xtava hair dryers

    Thursday, August 16 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 22:52:57 GMT
    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning. (Source: Xtava)

    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

    The recall announcement said there have been 193 reports of the dryers malfunctioning.

Powered by Frankly