State Budget

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.


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State Lawmakers Hear About Debt & Crime Fund

Texas lawmakers are planning to hear testimony about the state’s debt burden and problems with the crime victim’s fund.


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Texas Lawmakers Will Likely Tap Rainy Day Fund

Lawmakers will most likely have to tap the Rainy Day Fund to balance the budget in 2013, state comptroller Susan Combs said in an interview.


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State Agencies Offered Retirement Deals To Trim Budgets

Some Texas agencies facing severe budget cuts used financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to entice eligible employees to retire.


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Texas Lawmakers Kick The Can Down The Road

Texas lawmakers started the year promising to make hard choices and not ‘kick the can’ down the road. But guess what happened.


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DISD Trustees To Vote On Final Budget Proposal

On Thursday evening, DISD school board trustees sat down to finalize the millions of dollars of budget cuts that are now necessary.


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Keller ISD Ready To Park Buses & Cut Teachers

Keller ISD board president Kevin Stevenson said Monday that major cuts will now be implemented after voters turned down a tax increase.


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North Texas School Districts Cutting Bus Service

As state lawmakers remain deadlocked on education funding, school districts are making spending decisions, chopping things like bus service.


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Poll: Education Most Important Issue Facing Texas

According to poll results released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum group. more than one-fifth of Texans say education is the most important issue facing the state.


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Texas House Passes School Funding Measure

The Texas House approved slashing $4 billion from public schools and establishing a new formula that will change how funds are distributed.


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State House Debates School Funding Measure

The Texas House is debating legislation that will cut $4 billion from Texas public schools to deal with a multibillion dollar revenue shortfall.


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Texas House Approves Medicaid Changes

The 142-page measure is part of a special legislative session to pass laws that will balance the state budget. It could save the state $467 million.