Wendy Davis Stuck Her Neck Out For Schoolkids
Fort Worth Weekly
Feb 17, 2012
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for months but had waited until the last day to bring a bill to a vote that would cut $4 billion in state funding for education. She suggested closing some corporate tax loopholes and dipping into the state’s $6 billion rainy-day fund to close the education funding gap. When she sat down 77 minutes later, the education funding bill was dead for the regular session.