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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.


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Combs To Testify At Senate Budget Hearing

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is scheduled to testify in a state Senate budget hearing to explain her projection that the state has made a strong rebound from the recession.


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Ruling Expected Monday In School Finance Case

A ruling is imminent after months of testimony in Texas’ sweeping school finance trial. The trial began Oct. 22 and involves lawsuits filed on behalf of about two-thirds of public school districts statewide.


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Straus Says Texas Needs More Than Tax Cuts

House Speaker Joe Straus said that Texas needs more than tax cuts in order to thrive, and said that investments in education, infrastructure and water sources are also needed.


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Community Colleges Worry About Texas Budget

Texas community colleges have been experiencing a historic growth spurt but might be forced to increase class sizes and lay off employees without additional state funding, some school leaders said.


University of North Texas

Panel To Discuss Higher Education Funding

The battle for higher-education dollars begins as the Senate Finance Committee hears testimony on the funding needs of four state university systems.


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Education Chief Says Funding Talks On Hold

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams told the Senate Finance Committee that it was premature to discuss public school funding until its court case is settled.


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State Budget Writers Take Up School Funding

State lawmakers are digging into education funding as the Legislature returns to business after a nearly weeklong break.