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Saturday, September 14th, 2013

Graveling over funding holes, some visible, some not

The ongoing conversion of paved roads to gravel is an embarrassment to Texas. Other funding gaps are harder to see.

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Senate approves $195.5 billion budget

The Texas Senate approved a $195.5 billion two-year budget Wednesday, with Democratic state Sens. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Sylvia Garcia of Houston voting against the spending plan.

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Texas House might restore some education budget cuts

A small bipartisan group of House lawmakers is working on a plan to restore some of the money cut from public education in the 2011 legislative session to the state’s current two-year budget.

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Despite surplus, House and Senate offer lean budgets

Republican leaders in both chambers of the Legislature on Monday offered spare first drafts of the state’s next two-year budget that continue $5.4 billion in cuts to public education made last session and freeze funding for an...

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Legislature’s motto? Go big or go home

Following Monday’s rosy budget estimate from Comptroller Susan Combs, there is widespread interest among state leaders to make large investments in Texas' future this session, specifically billion-dollar commitments to water and transportation projects that prepare Texas for...