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The Texas State Capitol is shown at dusk on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Austin.  Texas lawmakers returned to Austin with an outsized budget surplus, thanks to the pandemic recovery, inflation and high energy prices.  (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

The Texas State Capitol is proven at nightfall on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Austin. Texas lawmakers returned to Austin with an outsized finances surplus, due to the pandemic restoration, inflation and excessive vitality costs. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning Information/TNS)

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Price range surplus

On “$33 billion finances surplus presents ‘as soon as in a lifetime’ alternative for Texas lawmakers” (Jan. 9): As an everyday reader of the Chronicle, I’m nicely conscious of the social wants which are underserved in our society. state. Then I see on the entrance web page of Tuesday’s version concerning the projected state surplus of $33 billion. In my goals for a greater Texas, I see funds going to Baby Protecting Companies in order that kids within the care of this company are positioned shortly and safely. I see funding to enhance psychological well being providers, particularly for younger Texans who’ve suffered probably the most from the social isolation of the pandemic. I envision cash allotted to enhance maternal well being care in order that kids shouldn’t have to start out life and not using a wholesome mom, or maybe no mom in any respect. I see funding going to the Texas Medical Board to enhance the depth and timeliness of their response to complaints in order that there are not any extra films like “Dr. Loss of life” constituted of Texas tales. I see rigorously focused funding obtainable to sluggish the closing of essential entry hospitals that serve rural Texans. Is our laws awake?

John T. James, Houston


Relating to “At some Va. faculties, ‘propriety’ appears to imply hiding achievement,” (Jan. 13): George Will’s article about failing to reveal pupil advantage struck a chord with me. When my children had been younger, a buddy who was a trainer herself would go away her children at dwelling on awards day as a result of they might “really feel unhealthy” in the event that they did not get one. The college apparently embraced the concept and on the day of the awards ceremony would give every pupil some sort of award, even when it was only for “good angle”. I all the time thought it was ridiculous and did not put together them for actual life the place when you do an amazing job you would possibly get a increase and your co-workers who do not work as arduous or as nicely do not get a increase.

I believe a part of the issue with fired folks returning to work to maim and kill their former co-workers, in addition to rejected lovers killing their companions, is immediately associated to not studying to dwell with disappointment earlier in life. Not everybody has the identical potential or intelligence and other people should study to dwell with the truth that not everybody might be on the prime and simply since you need one thing does not imply you’ll get it or deserve it.

Emily Murphy, Kingwood

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