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Budget Protesters Fill Hall Outside Texas House

ADAPT protestors mourning the "death" of several state programs.
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ADAPT protestors mourning the "death" of several state programs.

House Democrats aren't the only ones not happy about the spending cuts made in that chamber's version of the state budget.  ADAPT of Texas, a grassroots disability rights group, has a full protest on the 2nd floor landing right outside the House chamber.  Their chants have been heard over the last couple of hours anytime the debate in chambers hits a lull.  The ADAPT website lists several reasons for their opposition to the things the group says the bill does:

  • closes schools…
  • hikes college tuition…
  • eliminates pre-K programs…
  • leaves senior citizens homeless…
  • devastates community-based services for people with disabilities

Here's a small sampling of the protest going on tonight:


Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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