Shark Tank, the Texas Senate Addition

Posted on Thursday, Feb 21, 2019

Do you like money? Or how about watching the show Shark Tank? If you answered yes to both of these questions, boy do I have a job for you.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a part of the Texas Senate Finance Committee? Well it is some-what like watching Shark Tank. As a staffer for a Senator that sits on the Finance Committee, you get to listen to hours of testimony of why an agency believes they deserve the amount of money that have requested. As each Senator grills the agency with questions, you wonder will they make a deal or go home empty handed.

The Texas biennium budget, a highly sought out possession, and a strenuous task for the Senators, leaves everyone begging the question who will get what. So, if you enjoy a good episode of Shark Tank and sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to make a deal, the Senate Finance Committee may be the job for you.  

Montana Cortez
Office of State Senator Lois Kolkhorst
Austin, Texas | spring 2019