Texas Among The Two-Thirds Of States Facing Budget ChallengesThe $4 billion that lawmakers left unspent after their last session two years ago appears to have evaporated. Now Texas could be as much as $6 billion short of the money needed just to keep the status quo.
Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill Battle Await Texas LawmakersA cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work today.
Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts LikelyA prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.
City Of Arlington Pondering Potential Washington CutsAt an Arlington City Council meeting Tuesday, elected leaders were briefed on some possibilities that might mean tighter budgets and tough spending choices for large projects.
Dallas Animal Advocates Petition Against City Budget CutsA possible $30 million shortfall has the city of Dallas considering budget cuts this year, which includes funding for its Animal Services Department.
18 UT Students Arrested During Budget Cut ProtestsEighteen students were arrested while protesting proposed budget cuts at the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday.
Davis Calls For Settlement In School Finance Suit Democratic candidate for governor Wendy Davis is calling on Texas to settle a school finance lawsuit and convene a special session of the Legislature.
Local Arts Council Sharing Keys To Success With Capitol HillThe head of the Fort Worth's Arts Council is in Washington D.C. to share a survival story. The arts community in Fort Worth managed to avoid deep budget cuts by creating harmony with a cash-strapped city government.
Despite Attached Strings, City Ready To Accept Fire Grant $$The Fort Worth Fire Department is hoping Homeland Security in Washington D.C. will throw them a financial lifeline by way of grant money -- but that lifeline would come with serious strings attached.
Cheers & Jeers For Approved City Of Fort Worth BudgetFort Worth passed a $1.45 billion budget that closed a $40 million budget gap, reduced cuts to the fire department, keeps tax levels as they are and promises to continue maintenance on sports complexes, alleys and streets.
Emergency Crews Concerned Budget Cuts Will Effect Response TimeBudget cuts have emergency crews worried about how it will affect their ability to quickly respond to emergencies. In this case, the old adage of time is money has been flipped. Money is time.
Grand Prairie Fighting To Save Helicopter JobsBusiness leaders, workers and lawmakers are fighting to save some 100 Grand Prairie jobs that may fall victim to Pentagon budget cuts. American Eurcopter's U.S. headquarters is located at the Grand Prairie Airport.