Posted on · Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says the accusations of defunding are a politically motivated miscalculation from the state.
Posted on · The city currently operates on an incremental budget and will switch to an outcome-based budget to ensure funds are being allocated to programs and services that have the biggest impacts.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott and other state leaders have engineered a temporary fix, but Abbott’s veto of the Legislature’s budget may have permanent ramifications for the balance of power in Texas politics.
Posted on · The $5.1 billion proposed budget for fiscal year 2022 is a $227.96 million increase over last year’s spending.
Posted on · Revenues are growing, but they’re not keeping pace with the demand for services, and COVID-19 will make that situation worse, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.
Posted on · The plan is helping to close a $169 million budget shortfall while avoiding unpaid furlough days for 3,000 workers.
Posted on · During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Texas.
Posted on · In Texas, many school leaders are scraping by as they approve budgets for next school year. But they’re worried about what comes next and some remember lessons from 2011, the last time Texas schools found themselves in the crosshairs of a recession.
Posted on · With a significant budget gap -- and amid nationwide protests about police brutality -- some Houstonians are calling on the city not to increase funding for the police department.
Posted on · Mayor Sylvester Turner said the plan doesn’t include layoffs.
Posted on · The proposal would save the state $1.8 billion, but Houston-area school districts say it would come at the expense of school funding.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We get an update on heavy rain and flooding, Controller Chris Brown discusses the city's next budget, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news, and we learn about competitive synchronized swimming.
Posted on · To balance the books, Mayor Turner said the city has to close a $179 million gap.
Posted on · “I know that there is going to be an interruption with the status quo. But I anticipate that the voters knew that when this ballot measure was passed.”
Posted on · The corporation in charge of Houston’s arts and entertainment venues has drained its reserves to rebuild the flooded theater district. CFO Frank Wilson estimates it will take at least five years for the organization to recover financially.