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STATEMENT BY SEN. EDDIE LUCIO, JR.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
CONTACT: Doris Sanchez , Press Secretary
Phone: (512) 463-0127

Sen. Lucio Comments on Appointment to Senate Select Committee on Education Reform and Public School Finance

AUSTIN,TX-It is an honor to be appointed to one of the most important committees of our time affecting the school children of Texas. I look forward to working with my fellow appointees and Sen. Florence Shapiro, the committee chair, in finding an equitable solution to fund our public schools, ensure a quality education for all children, provide adequate facilities and reduce the tax burden on property owners of this state.

It is imperative that we work with the business sector and close any unnecessary tax loopholes that exist to ensure that all parties pay their fair share, thus making our children and teachers the true benefactors. Our goal must be to fund our schools adequately for now and for the future in an equitable manner for all concerned.

I thank Lt. Gov. Dewhurst for this appointment. I look forward to working with him, as he is well prepared to lead us into the new year.

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