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Budget Deficit

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Expected Surplus Won’t Lessen 2013 Texas Budget Fight

Shortfall and sacrifice: that’s how the Texas Legislature two years ago defended gutting $5.4 billion from public education, laying off thousands of public workers with slashed spending and stripping Medicaid to the bone.

01/01/2013

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 teacher prepares her classroom. (credit: Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

Dallas Schools Facing $25 Million Budget Deficit Next Year

The Dallas School District is getting a dismal look at its financial future, and parents and teachers aren’t happy.

01/12/2012

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

ISDs Lining Up To Sue Over Education Funding

More Texas school districts are lining up to fight the state in court over the way public education is being paid for. Dealing with some $4 billion in cuts from public schools, nearly 150 school districts have signed up to sue the state.

10/10/2011

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Rep. Hensarling Named To GOP ‘Super’ Debt Panel

C 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.

08/10/2011

The City of Dallas seal on displays outside a wall at Dallas City Hall. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Public Invited To Dallas Budget Town Hall Meetings

The Dallas City Council got its first in-depth look at the proposed city budget on Monday. Now, the public is being encouraged to give their input.

08/08/2011

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Public Swimming Pools A Hot Topic For Fort Worth Council

If kids in Fort Worth want a way to beat the heat this summer, they’ll have to do it in a private or YMCA swimming pool. For a second summer, the seven city-run pools remain closed due to budget constraints.

07/26/2011

The Anchor Mom: Taxes and Consequences

The Keller Independent School District cuts free school busing to save tax dollars.

KRLD–07/20/2011

Students read books in an elementary school. (credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Poll: Education Most Important Issue Facing Texas

According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.

06/14/2011

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Districts Warming Up To Idea Of School Bus Ads

Some school districts met the idea of putting ads on local school buses with opposition. Now, as a number of North Texas districts fight budget shortfalls, schools are getting on board with the idea.

05/05/2011

Students interact with their teacher during class. (credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Education Protestors Happy State Is Set To Tap Rainy Day Fund

There’s been a compromise in Austin that may ease the financial strain for North Texas schools. It came as North Texas parents and students made the latest appeal, to use emergency funds, directly to the governor.

CBSDFW.COM–03/15/2011

A teacher joins a protest against possible cuts in education funding. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dallas Teachers At Austin Educaton Cuts Protest

Thousands of teachers are protesting at the state Capitol against proposed cuts to public education and that group includes a caravan of DISD teachers, administrators and community leaders.

CBSDFW.COM–03/14/2011

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