I have never been a big fan of Governor Perry, but I realize the real power in this state is held the Attorney General. While many Texans see Governor Perry as being mean spirited when he opposes adding 80,000 more children to CHIPS, they don’t seem to understand that Texas by law must have a balanced budget. If Texas runs out of money, it must shut down government business or borrow from the next year's budget. And the next budget must be decreased to pay off the loan.

The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government has reported that the first quarter of 2009 Texas tax revenues are down by 7.6% from the first quarter of 2008. We are in the last month of the second quarter. It is going to be interesting to see if Texas tax revenues stay down.

I believe that Governor Perry sees this economic turn down in the state and realizes that are some things the state can not afford at this time.

I still have not seen any documentation, stories, plans, and etc. on how the state plans to respond if the state runs out of money. If this happens it will affect all Texans.