State Budget

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

Dewhurst & Williams To Lay Out Budget Draft

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams are expected to lay out the draft state budget, revealing the Republican leaders’ spending priorities for the next two years.

01/14/2013

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

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State Lawmakers Take Conservative Budget Posture

Politicians in Washington may be talking about compromising on the federal budget, but in Texas, Republicans are taking an early, hardline stance on state spending.

11/18/2012

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State Budget Capped At $77.9B For 2014-15

The Texas Legislative Budget Board set a $77.9 billion cap on state spending Thursday for the 2014-15 budget year, a 10 percent increase above the current discretionary spending limit.

11/15/2012

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Texas Lawmakers Look At State Finances

Texas lawmakers are meeting Wednesday to take another look at the state’s finances ahead of what could be another budget-cutting legislative session that starts in January.

10/17/2012

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Higher Registration Fee Could Fund New Roads

The Texas Association of Business believes that, if the state raises registration fees by $50 per vehicle, and dedicates that money to road projects, it would create an additional $16 billion.

10/17/2012

Texas State Capitol

State Budget Leaders To Get Financial Update

The Texas Comptroller’s office is giving budget leaders a rundown of the state’s financial picture, just months before what will likely be another lean legislative session.

08/03/2012

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State Expects $5 Billion In Extra Revenue

The Texas comptroller’s office said that it now expects the state to collect at least $5 billion in unanticipated revenue during the present two-year budget cycle.

07/19/2012

Texas State Capitol

Straus Calls For Truth In State Budgeting

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has called for an end to an accounting practice that masks how taxes and fees are really spent.

07/09/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

State Agencies Told To Propose 10 Percent Cuts

State agencies were told to shave costs by another 10 percent, despite growing tax revenues that have raised hopes of restoring freshly slashed services and jobs across Texas.

06/06/2012

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State Lawmakers Hear Update On Medicaid

Texas lawmakers on Monday will get a briefing on the current status of Medicaid, the health insurance program for the poor and disabled.

05/07/2012

Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Thousands of conservative activists are attending the annual gathering in the nation's capital.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Perry In Houston To Deliver Economic Address

Governor Rick Perry is delivering an economic speech he promises will detail key Texas budget principles for next year and beyond.

04/16/2012

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