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Pre-K Plan & Tax Cuts Push Ahead In Texas House

Tax cuts and better pre-K in Texas pushed ahead Wednesday when the House rallied behind a $2 billion proposed sales tax cut before passing an early education bill.



$3 Billion Plan Attempts School Finance Fix

State lawmakers will get their first look at a $3 billion plan to fix the troubled way Texas pays for public schools without waiting for the conclusion of a multiyear court battle.


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State House Passes $210 Billion Budget Plan

Debate over the $210 billion spending plan was on track to stretch past midnight before its expected passage by the GOP-controlled Texas House.


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State Measure Cuts Funds From HIV Prevention

Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure.


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Schools & Border Big In Texas House Budget

The Texas House on Tuesday is expected to approve a budget that would drastically increase border security spending and put an extra $800 million into public schools.


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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.