Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Texas Attorney General says Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 Will Slash Millions of Dollars from Texas Child Support Program
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that the Deficit Reduction act of 2005, which passed the Senate on Wednesday by a 51-50 vote, contains provisions that slash hundreds of millions of dollars to run the Texas child support program. Minor alterations will send it back to the House — which originally passed the bill 212-206 — for final approval. The bill precludes the use of incentive payments states receive for exemplary child support performance as a match to obtain additional federal funds. Texas officials claim that the Bill will cost Texas more than $200 million between October 2007 and August 2010, which translates into a possible $2 billion drop in child support collections over that four-year period. Source: Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, seguingazette.com. For the complete story, please click here (last visited December 27, 2005, reo).