Sudden pressure from Gov. Rick Perry has put budget negotiations on the rocks as lawmakers argue over $700 million for schools.
Tag Archives: budget
The House Committee of Homeland Security and Public Safety met yesterday to begin legislative investigation into the recent West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion disaster.
An amendment also passed as a placeholder for West, Texas until they better know how much recovery from the fertilizer plant explosion will cost.
Carona bluntly pointed senators out for being controlled by payday lender lobbyists before agreeing to hold off the vote for Monday.
Rep. Jim Pitts, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said a supplemental education bill is on the way.
The budget debate turned out to be much less contentious than last session. Conservative veterans scolded Tea Party freshmen hoping to make more cuts.
It’s budget day in the House!
Under the Senate budget, each student would get $86.50 less in 2014-15 than they did from 2012-13, as the Observer reports.
There’s a dirty little secret hidden in the Senate’s budget celebration: when you account for inflation and Texas’ growing enrollment, the Senate’s budget would actually leave schools with less money per student than they get today.
The Lead: The Senate floor was all polite “thank-yous” and pats on the back yesterday, leading up to the vote on the Senate’s version […]