Budget

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State Officials: Gov. Abbott’s Budget Vetoes May Be Invalid

Line-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.

07/22/2015

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Texas House Approves Slicing State Sales Taxes For 1st Time

The House has preliminarily approved a $4.9 billion tax cut package featuring the first sales tax reduction in Texas history – setting the chamber up for a fight with the Senate over whose tax plan is best.

04/28/2015

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Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott’s Desk Ahead

With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.

04/14/2015

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Following 18-Hour Debate, Texas Budget Battle Has Only Begun

The budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new jabs at abortion providers.

04/01/2015

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Texas House Trying School Finance Fix Amid Court Fight

The Texas House is launching an ambitious attempt to fix the troubled way the state pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a bitter, ongoing court battle.

03/25/2015

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Funding Battle Brewing As Billions Left Unspent In Texas House Budget

Billions of available dollars remain unspent under a House budget that sets up battles over tax cuts and extra money for roads and classrooms in the final two months of the Legislature.

03/24/2015

Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

High Price Tag Of Texas Border Security Plan Draws Scrutiny

Calls for unprecedented border security spending in Texas are drawing bipartisan scrutiny as the Senate proposes doubling funding to pay for more manpower and crime-fighting technology.

02/23/2015

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Proposal Would Tap Texas Vehicle Sales Tax For Road Building

If passed by the Legislature and approved by voters, Nichols’ plan wouldn’t touch the first $2.5 billion generated annually, but would divert the rest for transportation infrastructure beginning in the 2018-2019 state budgetary cycle.

02/04/2015

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Taxes, Immigration Top Texas Lawmakers’ Agenda

The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.

01/12/2015

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Texas Comptroller: Plunging Oil Prices ‘Dampened’ Budget Outlook

The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.

01/12/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Set $94.3 Billion Budget Cap

Texas lawmakers have capped key parts of the next state budget at nearly $94.3 billion, up almost $10 billion from the current 2-year spending cycle.

12/01/2014

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5 Tips For Budget Travel To Italy

Traveling to Italy is a wonderful but expensive adventure. Make the most of your money with these five budget tips.

08/05/2014

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