Battles Over Health Care, Budget Await Congress' ReturnLawmakers are returning from their July 4 recess with an added objective -- averting some full-blown political disasters.
Frisco ISD Approves Athletics Fee To Close Budget ShortfallFrisco ISD approved a package of 60 proposals 6 to 1 to cut costs and raise revenues to help offset a $5.8 million hole in the budget created after voters rejected a tax increase last summer.
Governor Signs Texas' $217B Budget, Cuts $120M With VetoesGov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a 2018-2019 state budget worth around $217 billion, but vetoed about $120 million in planned expenditures.
Frisco ISD To Consider Pay-To-Play Sports Over Budget ShortfallThe Frisco ISD is still trying to figure out how to deal with a $30 million budget shortfall.
Frisco ISD Mulling $30 Million Budget Shortfall Following Failed Bond ProposalThe Frisco school board got to hear about the latest ideas to cut into a $30 million budget shortfall resulting from a failed bond proposal.
Texas Senate OKs Plan To Slow Local Property Tax Increases The Texas Senate has approved a plan designed to slow the increase of local property taxes as Republicans scramble to deliver on fiscally conservative promises despite a state budget crunch.
Trump's Budget Boosts Military But Cuts GOP, Dem FavoritesThe president's initial budget proposal, submitted to Congress on Thursday, would boost defense spending by $54 billion, the largest increase since Ronald Reagan's military buildup of the 1980s.
Trump Budget Slashes Agency Money To Boost Defense SpendingPresident Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen Cabinet departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
President Trump To Push Pentagon Upgrade Aboard US Aircraft CarrierPresident Donald Trump is planning to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia as he promotes his plans for a major buildup of the nation's military.
President Trump Expected To Submit Budget Blueprint On March 13Capitol Hill Republicans say the White House is planning to submit President Donald Trump's budget plan to Congress in mid-March.
Military Services Detail Plans For $30 Billion Budget BoostThe military services have delivered to Congress blueprints for increasing the defense budget by more than $30 billion to pay for new jet fighters, armored vehicles, improved training and more.
Texas Among The Two-Thirds Of States Facing Budget ChallengesThe $4 billion that lawmakers left unspent after their last session two years ago appears to have evaporated. Now Texas could be as much as $6 billion short of the money needed just to keep the status quo.
Cash Crunch, Bathroom Bill Battle Await Texas LawmakersA cash crunch and a potential policy showdown over a North Carolina-style transgender bathroom bill are raising tensions as Texas lawmakers return to work today.
Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts LikelyA prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain.
House Pushes Ahead With $611 Billion Defense Policy Bill The Republican-led House is pushing ahead with a $611 billion defense policy bill that prohibits closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and forbids the Pentagon from trimming the number of military bases.