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.
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.
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.
The first legislative session under Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott will begin with lawmakers having a so-called budget surplus of $7.5 billion.
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.
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Some Sheriffs departments near the Texas border are very near bankruptcy by dealing with the illegal immigration crisis.
Gone before you get to enjoy it — it’s not your imagination! Paychecks are disappearing faster these days. For the fourth month in a row the Department of Labor reports an increase in the Consumer Price index for Dallas-Fort Worth.
It’s not easy, but when you need transportation, there are ways to find a car despite a low credit score.
Dallas streets are like the weather…no matter what the condition everyone seems to complain. But the city council faces enormous challenges trying to keep them viable, and claims it really needs about $900 million to fix all its damaged streets.
The scores of losing players in last week’s $425 million Powerball jackpot did more than take an extremely long shot at getting rich.
The University of North Texas is dealing with a multi-year budget problem.