Dan Patrick, in an attempt to find money for his tax cuts, proposed to weaken the “spending cap” just last week. Now, he’s out to strengthen it. Huh?
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In passing sweeping anti-abortion legislation out a House committee tonight, Republicans stuck to their plan of muscling the bill through with as little drama as possible.
Sudden pressure from Gov. Rick Perry has put budget negotiations on the rocks as lawmakers argue over $700 million for schools.
House members tried to make sure businesses got some money back from the state this session, passing a proposal to cut $667 million from the franchise tax.
While rain slicked the streets of Austin, lawmakers heatedly debated legislation that would use $2 billion from the state’s Rainy Day Fund to fund the state water plan, an increasingly urgent issue for lawmakers. But, after hours of stop-and-go debate, a procedural error derailed the legislation.
Angry debate erupted on House floor when Rep. Byron Cook allowed an amendment that would’ve gutted a previously-uncontested portion of the PUC sunset bill.