Budget Debate

Rep. Hensarling Named To GOP 'Super' Debt PanelC onservative North Texas republican congressman Jeb Hensarling has been chosen to co-chair a new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit.
Texas House Plods Through Debate On Lean BudgetThe Texas House plodded through a marathon debate Friday, stopping after 15 hours of discussion about staggering cuts to the state budget, including the first reduction in overall public education funding in decades.