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Expected Surplus Won’t Lessen 2013 Texas Budget Fight

Shortfall and sacrifice: that’s how the Texas Legislature two years ago defended gutting $5.4 billion from public education, laying off thousands of public workers with slashed spending and stripping Medicaid to the bone.

01/01/2013

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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

Eva Longoria Parker attends "The Harvest" screening at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 15, 2010 in Washington, United States. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Longoria Lobbies Against Texas Disability Cuts

Actress Eva Longoria lobbied lawmakers and spoke at a rally on behalf of the mentally disabled on Tuesday. She said if the Legislature passed proposed cuts in services it would bring “shame on Texas.”

03/01/2011

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Convenes Amid Budget Shortfall

The Texas Legislature opened its 2011 session Tuesday with a blast of conservative chest-beating, a fizzled leadership challenge and a gigantic budget shortfall that could change state government.

CBSDFW.COM–01/11/2011

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

State Lawmakers Faced With $15 Billion Shortfall

Texas lawmakers will have $72.2 billion for general purpose spending over the next two years, a $7.8 billion drop from the last state budget, according to figures released Monday.

CBSDFW.COM–01/10/2011

Texas Budget Balanced (Audio)

Texas Monthly Senior Executive Editor Paul Burka took the time to explain for our audience how he’d fix the state’s budget problems.

09/10/2010