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The Texas Legislature Is Projected To Gain A Significant Increase In Revenues–What Will That Mean For Houston?

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is forecasting that the state will have somewhere near 2.7 billion dollars more than previously anticipated.

One of the most high profile piece of legislation at the capital this session. House Bill 11 was a plan to pull $2 Billion from the states rainy day fund,

Harvey recovery expenses are still looming over Houston. Could an extra of about 2.7 billion dollars in state revenue offer some relief? 

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s projecting the state will have somewhere near 2.7 billion dollars more than previously anticipated. Lawmakers will get to decide how to parse out those additional funds when they convene for the next legislative session in January.

In the above audio, Mark Jones, political science fellow at Rice University, joins Houston Matters host Craig Cohen to discuss what this forecast might mean for Houston.

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