The Texas Senate passes its budget bill without addressing billions of dollars in unspent federal relief. Now, public education advocates are demanding that lawmakers open up the spigot for local school districts.
Senators Hinojosa, Lucio, Uresti and West don’t jump at the opportunity to explain why they voted for SB 17.
Much of the debate centered on tiny programs that cost a few million dollars each, or on symbolic gestures involving social issues.
The most colorful members of the House Freedom Caucus are against puppies and hospice care — and for cigarettes and hogs.
Though they’re having trouble finding money for child welfare, Medicaid and schools, lawmakers found $653 million to fund a state border security plan.
Dan Patrick from last week, meet Dan Patrick from this week.