Posted on · Conservatives want to use part of the money to provide property tax relief. Progressives want to boost funding for public education.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott's administration has about $2 billion remaining -- and less than a month in which to spend it.
Posted on · Tom Currah, chief revenue estimator in the Texas Comptroller’s Office, say that the downturn has wiped out what had been a projected $3 billion surplus in state funds.
Posted on · The Texas Comptroller’s office recently raised its revenue estimate by nearly $3 billion, but the Legislative Budget Board is warning state agencies not to ask for more money than they got last time
Posted on · Texas lawmakers borrowed future revenues to help balance the budget for the two-year cycle that begins in September. The bill will come due as state Medicaid costs are set to skyrocket.
Posted on · What did and didn't get play in the 85th Texas legislative session, and what it all means.
Posted on · Hosts Jay and Brandon take a close look at what's going on in the Texas Legislature at mid-session.
Posted on · Lawmakers in Austin are hoping an increase in federal spending on U.S.-Mexico border protection will help them to plug a $5-billion hole in the state budget.
Posted on · State leaders have pledged to keep Texas’ spending on border security at current levels over the next two years, even as other government services face steep cuts due to a budget shortfall.
Posted on · State Rep. Drew Darby says the Texas Legislature could be more than $5 billion short of funds needed just to pay for current services.
Posted on · With low oil and natural gas prices still hurting state revenues, and Congress poised to slash federal funds for social services, legislators in Austin may have little choice but to cut spending across the board.
Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Joe Straus are asking most state agencies to lower their 2018-2019 funding requests, as Texas grapples with falling tax revenues.
Posted on · The Pew Charitable Trusts is known for its research on public policy. This week, they turn their attention to state legislatures, including Texas.
Posted on · Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]