Email (excerpted), response to PolitiFact Texas, Catherine Frazier, then-deputy press secretary, Gov. Rick Perry, July 7, 2011

6. Will work for constitutional amendment limiting growth in budget to changes in population and inflation combined

A number of bills were filed that the Governor’s Office worked with the legislature to try to pass that would Constitutionally limit the growth of appropriations, such as HB 380 and HJR 42 (Callegari), HB 756 and HJR 70 (Paxton), HB 581 and HJR 58 (Hancock), and SB 828 and SJR 27 (Patrick).

Catherine Frazier

Deputy Press Secretary

Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry