However, Perry said that still left too much being spent on schools, Turner said, though Perry later deflected blame onto others.
Tag Archives: Texas Legislature
The Lead: A budget deal appears close. That’s the news yesterday from the budget conference committee—where five reps and five senators are hashing out […]
The Lead: The Legislature went after mucus yesterday. That would be Michael Quinn Sullivan (often referred to as MQS—or mucus) who leads the tea […]
“First of all you have to recognize that you’re not a decision maker, but you can influence decisions.”
The Lead: There are so many ways to kill a bill in the Texas Legislature, and many bills will meet their demise today: It’s […]
The Lead: The franchise tax came into existence in 2006 and was trouble from the start. Businesses hated that it taxed their gross receipts […]
Late into the night, the payday loan industry strutted its stuff before a very friendly House committee. The hearing came just a week after the Senate passed a surprisingly tough bill that the industry insists would shut down most of Texas’ 3,400 payday and auto-title storefronts. Even though the legislation aired last night is a faint shadow the Senate bill, it got a rough treatment from six of the seven committee members.
The Lead: Payday loans have become one of the session’s hottest topics. Some lawmakers and consumer advocates have said this session is the time […]
The House will vote on an $875 million state spending bill today.
The Lead: Two years after leaving the state’s rainy day fund untouched, despite a $27 billion deficit, the Senate voted yesterday to finally use […]