House Set To Pass $36.5B For Hurricane, Wildfire Relief The House is on track to deliver a sweeping bipartisan vote for President Donald Trump's request for additional disaster aid, $16 billion to pay flood insurance claims, and emergency funding to help the cash-strapped government of Puerto Rico stay afloat.
Texas Requests $19B In Additional Harvey AidThe Texas congressional delegation asked Thursday for $19 billion to help the Lone Star State recover from Harvey, with both Republicans and Democrats teaming up behind a request to repair water projects and help homeowners and communities rebuild from the storm.
White House To Seek $29B Disaster Aid PackageThe Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims.
Costs From Major Natural Disasters Stressing State BudgetsA summer of natural catastrophes has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.
Senate Poised To Pass $700 Billion Defense Policy Bill The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that recommends billions of dollars more in military spending than President Donald Trump requested.
U.S. Postal Service Bets On Higher Stamp Prices To Fix WoesBuffeted by threats from Amazon drones to deliveries by golf cart, the U.S. Postal Service is counting on a different strategy to stay competitive. It is seeking more freedom to raise prices for mailing letters.
Property Tax Rate Decrease Proposed In Tarrant CountyThe Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal which includes a 1 cent decrease from the current tax rate.
House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts BenefitsHouse Republicans have unveiled a 10-year budget blueprint that would dramatically increase military spending while putting the GOP on record favoring Medicare cuts opposed by President Donald Trump.
Battles Over Health Care, Budget Await Congress' ReturnLawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective -- averting some full-blown political disasters.
Frisco ISD Approves Athletics Fee To Close Budget ShortfallFrisco ISD approved a package of 60 proposals 6 to 1 to cut costs and raise revenues to help offset a $5.8 million hole in the budget created after voters rejected a tax increase last summer.
Governor Signs Texas' $217B Budget, Cuts $120M With VetoesGov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a 2018-2019 state budget worth around $217 billion, but vetoed about $120 million in planned expenditures.
Frisco ISD To Consider Pay-To-Play Sports Over Budget ShortfallThe Frisco ISD is still trying to figure out how to deal with a $30 million budget shortfall.