Senator Tommy Williams
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0104

June 2, 2009
Contact: 512-463-0104

Successful Balanced Budget Session Ends
State Senator Tommy Williams Sees Results For Constituents

AUSTIN - Senator Tommy Williams declared the just ended session of the Texas Legislature a success.

"I believe the people of Texas will be pleased with the accomplishments of this session. While many other states are cutting budgets and closing businesses and classrooms, we passed a state budget which funds essential state services, provides tax relief for small businesses, and stimulates economic growth,” Williams said. “Serving on the budget conference committee I was committed to keeping state spending in check again this session and no tax increase. We did that, and kept budget growth well under the rate of inflation plus population growth."

Other major legislative reforms include:

The 140-day session convened on January 13, 2009 and ended Monday, June 1, 2009. For more information about the 81st Legislative Session, please visit

Senator Williams represents Senate District 4 covering all or portions of Jefferson, Orange, Chambers, Liberty, Harris and Montgomery Counties. Williams serves as Chairman of the Senate Administration Committee and as a member of the Finance, Education, International Relations & Trade and State Preservation Board.