Texas Among The Two-Thirds Of States Facing Budget ChallengesThe $4 billion that lawmakers left unspent after their last session two years ago appears to have evaporated. Now Texas could be as much as $6 billion short of the money needed just to keep the status quo.
Senate Democrats Block GOP's Zika Funding Bill Senate Democrats have blocked a GOP-drafted measure to provide $1.1 billion to fight the Zika virus, accusing Republicans of packing the measure with partisan provisions and unfair spending cuts.
Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns For StatesPlummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues.
Meals On Wheels Cuts Possible Due To SequesterAmong other programs looking at across the board cuts, the federally-funded Meals on Wheels program could see a cut to services as the government sequester begins to take effect later this month.
Spending Cuts Could Impact DFW AirportsA series of automatic spending cuts set to take effect on March 1 could have a significant impact on Dallas-Fort Worth area airports.
North Texas Agencies Poised For Cuts, Cruz Blames President For SequesterFirst, it was the fiscal cliff. Now, it's the sequester: the across the board federal budget cuts that will go into effect March 1st unless Congress acts.