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.