Buddy Parker, a representative for First Choice Medical Supply of Garland, TX and a senor spokesperson for the Texas Coalition for Long Term Care Business says in a news conference outside of the Senate room that cutting the budget would lead to loss of jobs and put the elderly patients and their caregivers no recourse in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

Representative Mark Strama gave a quick and brief talk at a rally to advocate lawmakers not to cut grants to early childhood programs at the state capital in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, February 1, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

Director of Public Policy for Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice (TAHC&H), Mike McLamore spoke at a rally held outside on the steps of the State Capitol for protesters against the budget cuts for nursing homes and in-home care stand outside the State capitol steps in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

Jason McGowan, 32, stand with other protesters from ConnectCare to protester against the budget cuts for nursing homes and in-home care outside the State capitol steps in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

In support of James Taylor, 3, his Aunt Lindy Orozco, (left) and nurse Chriselda Jackson hold signs as protesters against the budget cuts for nursing homes and in-home care outside the State capitol steps in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR

Johnathan Arrambide-Garza, 5, smiles as his caregiver feeds him and his aunt and mom join the protesters against the budget cuts for nursing homes and in-home care stand outside the State capitol steps in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. THAO NGUYEN/SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR