Mayor Annise Parker announced the passing of a new city budget on Friday June 21, at a Press Conference in downtown Houston. The new budget will help fund summer jobs for kids, cuts taxes for seniors and focus on creating jobs and fighting crime.
This new budget comes just one month after opponent former city attorney Ben Hall formally launched his mayoral campaign saying “The burden of taxes and fees are driving city residents to the suburbs, and Houston’s mayor must have a grander vision. A mayor must do more than simply balance a budget, a mayor must do more than simply dream of ways to tax and penalize residents. We need more than just a manager, we need a leader. You can continue the strangulation hold on the taxpayers and residents, or we can choose a different way forward by opening up the city to the international marketplace.”
Mayor Annise has responded to candidate Ben Hall by sending her campaign into over drive and enlisting the help of the LGBT community to help reach grassroots funding goals. “Incredibly, just when Houston is moving forward, my opponent proposes billion-dollar, budget-busting projects like underground lakes and subterranean travel. You have done such incredible work to bring Houston back from the recession let’s continue this fight, let’s finish the job” said Mayor Parker.
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