Texas lawmakers passed a budget this year that cut $4 billion dollars from K-12 public education. As negotiations on those cuts came to a boil during the legislative session, there were also efforts to figure out how to squeeze additional money out of other funds to help cushion the budget blow. That’s where state Rep. Rob Orr, R-Burleson, and a few other lawmakers came in with what became Proposition 6.
BEN PHILPOTT reports for KUT News where this story was originally aired. It is reprinted here through a news partnership between The Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.