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State Lawmakers Get Map Of Highway Needs

Texas transportation officials are scheduled to give lawmakers a road map for the challenges the state faces in keeping up an aging highway system to move its growing population.

02/12/2013

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Hear Testimony On Drought, Water Plan

The state climatologist says Texas continues to experience a serious shortage of rainfall and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record.

02/05/2013

The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers To Hear Testimony On Drought

The Texas House and Senate Natural Resources Committees will be holding a joint hearing on the ongoing drought and the status of the state water plan.

02/05/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry during the State of the State Address on January 29, 2013. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Governor Perry Proposes Infrastructure Upgrades, Tax Cuts

Governor Rick Perry presented a glowing assessment of the Texas economy Tuesday and said there was more than enough money in the state’s Rainy Day fund for a one-time, $3.7 billion-investment in water and transportation upgrades while also cutting taxes.

01/29/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Ready To Tap Rainy Day Fund

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said, with the state’s population set to double in the next 40 or 50 years, it is time to tap the Rainy Day Fund, which could be nearly $12 billion by 2015.

01/08/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst: Take $1B From Rainy Day Fund For Water

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst spoke Thursday at an event held by the Dallas Regional Chamber.

11/29/2012

Texas State Capitol

State’s Rainy Day Fund Climbs To $8.1 Billion

A director from the comptroller’s office said that the state’s emergency savings account is expected to hit $8.1 billion when nearly $2 billion is transferred into the fund next month.

10/17/2012

Texas State Capitol

Texas Economy Better, But State Budget Still Short

The Texas economy is coming back, but the state budget is still in trouble, top budget experts told lawmakers Tuesday.

02/21/2012

Texas State Capitol

Texas Lawmakers Will Likely Tap Rainy Day Fund

Lawmakers will most likely have to tap the Rainy Day Fund to balance the budget in 2013, state comptroller Susan Combs said in an interview.

12/14/2011

People walk past an electronic financial quotation board. (credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas State Tax Revenues Bounce Back

The state’s chief revenue estimator says Texas tax revenues have bounced back to levels nearly equal to pre-recession levels.

10/05/2011

Texas State Capitol

Monday Highlights From The Texas Capitol

The Texas House shook off its previous malaise and sped through key legislation on Monday, approving major budget, education-funding and health care reform bills despite at-times heated debate over cutting schools to the bone.

06/27/2011

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

State Teachers Group Backs Bill To Use Rainy Day Fund

Many Texas teachers are getting behind a legislative bill that could spare cuts in education funding.

06/15/2011

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