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bar1035
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:12:30 AM

Texas public schools will share more than $9 million as a result of oil-and-gas exploration on state lands.

Private companies have competitively bid more than $11.5 million to acquire leases that give them the right to explore for oil and gas on state-owned land. The majority of that amount, $9.2 million, was for leases tied to Permanent School Fund land.

The General Land Office holds quarterly lease sales. Oil-and-gas firms submit sealed bids for the right to drill for hydrocarbons on Permanent School Fund lands. The Permanent School Fund will also earn 20 to 25 percent royalties on any oil or gas produced on the leases.


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NedW
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:27:21 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, bar1035.
blupupher
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 8:24:14 AM

good
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 7:41:19 PM

Woohoo, raises all around!
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:34:08 PM

As to Texas... they hard at work trying to be the "best" Dumb and Dumber state.. (grin)
Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:33:16 PM

Wrong HMW.... remember the Hissy fit oil companies had about paying the same tax they pay in Oklahoma several years ago? They spent more than $50 million in a campaign to defeat it......

hmw10284
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:09:47 PM

California could wipe out its budget deficit (and get a huge surplus) by selling oil leases within the state but the dems would have to give up control of the state for that to happen. They are owned by the 'greenies' so can't be seen to do anything that may harm (or may not harm) the environment. As a result they have to threaten to close schools and lay off teachers, police and fire fighters so they can raise taxes on the rich. They did such a good job holding people hostage (and lying about who would and wouldn't be taxed) that the people voted huge tax increase on every person who lives in the state.
nsdp
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 1:09:30 PM

It is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.2 billion that Universities took in 2011 and $4 billion that the public schools took in 2011. Neither the governor nor the legislature has seen fit to restore those funds. That is why Texas now ranks 49th in public education behind Alabama.

[Edited by: nsdp at 4/3/2013 1:10:35 PM EST]
teenitup
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 11:44:48 AM

$9.2 to the states universities is no "drop in the bucket".
Luckylindy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:51:11 AM

9 mil? Drop in the bucket.
Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:34:48 AM

This is not enough! We need to build the KEYSTONE PIPELINE and more refineries putting people to work!
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:23:27 AM

Yet my school tax hasn't gone down
Gtownhog
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:20:42 AM

Better than taxing homeowners.
OTISFL
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:19:34 AM

Great---as long as the money goes for WISE education purposes, not new furniture and crap like that. Our edcuation system has gone totlly down the tubes.
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:06:26 AM

gg their 'fair share'
MiataPrincess
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:56:38 AM

now if they spend it wisely
drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:49:24 AM

Even Liberals should like this! After all, it says the universities will "share"!
txequitygas
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:45:15 AM

yes!
deputydog082
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:35:30 AM

good source of $$$$
bsnort
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:34:50 AM

@ VMIJim - amen!
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:33:25 AM

Good for them.
VMIJim
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:33:07 AM

This is what happens in a conservative state that has its priorities in order rather than the Obama & Dem agenda of out of control spending & no concern for us at the pump or in everyday life.
bruin19MD
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:24:46 AM

great article
Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:18:05 AM

Helps keep school taxes down. Good news.
amoshins
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:15:32 AM

Maybe this can offset school taxes? Wishful thinking, I know.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 9:14:10 AM

Good for the tax payers.
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