Email, response to PolitiFact Texas, Dominic Giarratani, assistant director, Governmental Relations, Texas Association of School Boards, Oct. 3, 2012

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TEA GR as a percentage of all state GR, by biennia

2002-03 –36.4% (22.1 billion GR to TEA; 60.7 b – total state GR)

2004-05 – 35.9% (21.2 billion GR to TEA; 59.1 b – total state GR)

2006-07 --   38.4% (26.1 billion GR to TEA; 68.0 b – total state GR)  increased percentage mainly result of property tax buydown making % comparison to prior biennia problematic.

2008-09 –-  39.7%  (32.4 billion GR to TEA; $81.6 b – total state GR)

2010-11  --- 37.5% (calculations in our  email discussion string)

2012-13 ---  37.1% (ditto)