Gov. Rick Perry is threatening to call a special session if lawmakers don’t find a way to cut $1.8 billion in taxes. He made those comments to reporters at the State Capitol today.

The governor’s remarks would indicate that the nearly $700 million in business tax cuts passed by the House yesterday aren’t enough to satisify his appetite for tax relief. He pointed out that there are still several more weeks for lawmakers to trim more from the budget.

Perry also stressed that the Legislature needs to find a way to fund water and infrastructure projects.

The Legislature is scheduled to leave Austin on May 27, unless Perry calls them back. If that happens, Gov. Perry can pile other priorities on their plate, if he chooses to do so.