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House Makes Good on its IOUs with HB 10

The Texas House passed HB 10 Thursday, which injects $4.5 billion into the budget for Texas’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs

Some Lawmakers Hope to Salvage Dwindling Legal Aid Funding

We’re in the midst of a funding crisis for legal aid, according to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Last session the Legislature gave $17.5 million to civil legal aid, less than it spent in 2009. This session’s House and Senate budget proposals would each shrink that even further, to $13 million.

Testing the Limits: A Texas Mother’s Radical Revolt Against Standardized Tests

Edy Chamness and the Facebook group she started last year, occupy the radical fringe in a broad revolt against Texas’ testing regimen.

Hot List: Day 45 of the Legislature

The Lead: The supplemental Medicaid appropriations bill—to pay for six months of Medicaid costs lawmakers left out of the budget in 2011—is up for […]