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What are your top three budget priorities for the 2019 Legislative session?

John H. Bucy III



My first priority is to increase public education funding to account for inflation and enrollment increases instead of passing those costs off to the local taxpayers. We also need to fund pre-K and special education instead of giving our school districts more unfunded mandates. My second priority would be to expand Medicaid, which would provide millions of Texans with health insurance, add billions of dollars back into the Texas economy, and lower all of our insurance premiums. My third priority would be to expand programs that address maternal mortality, mental health services, and childcare.