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Budget Cuts

Praveen Chandra, Greg  Goodell

Most In Texas Medicaid Are Children Or Elderly

Every odd-numbered year, the Texas health and human services commissioner appears before state lawmakers hungry to cut spending on Medicaid.

02/16/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry addresses a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Governor Perry Seeks Public Input For Ideas On Cutting Taxes

By many accounts, Texas is already the best state in which to do business. Governor Rick Perry says he wants to cut business taxes further.

CBS 11–01/09/2013

Republican Presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at a function. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Perry: No Promises To Restore ’11 Budget Cuts

Gov. Rick Perry is making no promises that Texas will roll back any of the deep state spending cuts imposed during past economic doldrums — not even $5.4 billion sliced from public schools.

01/09/2013

Students in pre-kindergartner class enjoy reading a book. (credit: Wendy Carlson/Getty Images)

Educators Call For Reversal Of School Budget Cuts

Advocates for social services are calling on Texas lawmakers to reverse budget cuts made during the last legislative session as the state shows signs of an early recovery from the recession.

CBSDFW.COM–08/06/2012

Wildlife, Geese

Texas Parks Seek Corporate Partnerships

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking official corporate partnerships for the first time as it struggles with budget cuts, drought and wildfires.

07/25/2012

A look at the downtown Dallas skyline. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Dallas City Manager Optimistic About Budget Deficit

The proposed City of Dallas budget still has a $25 million gap, but that’s better than the situation a few months ago and better than the hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shortfalls the city has dealt with in recent years.

06/20/2012

A math teacher uses a white board to explain a sum to students. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

DISD Faces Another Budget Shortfall

It’s not as bad as last year, but the Dallas Independent School District faces more multi-million dollar budget cuts.

04/13/2012

Fort Worth ISD Board Voting On More Payroll Cuts

The district is still struggling with budget cuts.

02/14/2012

A student in math class. (credit: Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

Survey: Budget Cuts Negatively Affecting Texas Students

A new survey reveals education budget cuts are significantly affecting Texas students – negatively.

01/27/2012

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Dallas ISD Board Votes To Close 11 Schools

The Dallas ISD Board of Trustees has voted to close 11 schools in a cost-cutting measure slated to save the district $11.5 million for the 2012-2013 school year.

01/26/2012

Students work at their desks in front of the empty desk. (credit: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Images)

Mansfield ISD Considering Longer School Day

Students and parents in Mansfield might not like the latest effect of school budget cuts. The school district is proposing some students stay in class until almost 5:00 p.m. It’s part of a move to try to cut an additional $13 millon from the district’s budget before next year.

11/21/2011

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Budget Woes = Changes & Cuts For Dallas Co. Sheriffs

Dallas County Commissioners are slashing budget items, as the county sees less tax revenue coming in.

10/12/2011

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