State Budget

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Texas Supreme Court To Hear School Finance Case

The Texas Supreme Court agreed to hear the state’s multiyear school finance case, and set a timetable that ensures no decision until after the legislative session ends in June.


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Plunging Oil Prices To Impact Texas Revenue

Plunging oil prices are expected to dampen how much money state lawmakers will have to spend when the Texas Legislature returns to work in Austin this week.


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State House Set For Major Budget Vote

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said that he is taking State House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated Texas budget deal will be passed on Wednesday.


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Source: Texas Lawmakers Reach Deal On State Budget

Texas lawmakers reached a deal Friday on a two-year spending plan that would restore $3.93 billion to public schools and clear the way for taking $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund for water projects, according to a state official close the negotiations.


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Dewhurst Says State Budget Nearly Done

A day of escalating tensions over Texas budget talks ended late Thursday with the House and Senate on the apparent brink of a deal that would restore funding to schools.


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GOP Plan Uses $6 Billion From Rainy Day Fund

Texas voters would be asked to authorize $6 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to pay for water and road projects under a new Senate plan that stands out among the biggest proposed.


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State House Approves $93 Billion Budget

A marathon debate over a two-year, $93.5 billion state spending plan ended late Thursday night with overwhelming passage in the Texas House. It now goes to the Texas Senate.


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State House To Vote On $93 Billion Budget

The Texas House of Representatives is to begin debate on a $93.5 billion state budget. The latest version of the two-year state spending plan is scheduled for a vote on Thursday.


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Budget Passes State Senate & Heads To House

Budget writers in the Texas House are set to unveil their own state spending plan after the Senate overwhelmingly approved a $195.5 billion two-year budget proposal.


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State Senate To Vote On $195 Billion Budget

A proposed $195 billion state budget is headed to the Texas Senate for approval. The two-year budget restores some of the $5.4 billion slashed from public schools in 2011.


These students were among the thousands at the Texas State Capitol on March 12, 2011 to protest budget cuts being made to public schools. (credit: Joel Thomas/KTVT/KTXA)

Texas Teachers Rally For Funding In Austin

Teachers across North Texas are not ready for their Spring Break vacations just yet. They are getting ready to march on Austin to fight for more money and better safety for their schools.


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School Activists Gather At State Capitol

A small group of demonstrators chanting “more funding now!” has gathered in front of the Texas Capitol to call for restoring $5.4 billion in cuts to public education approved by the Legislature in 2011.