A Texas House committee has passed a bare-bones budget that makes deep cuts to state services over the next two years.
The plan approved Wednesday would spend $77.6 billion in state
money but underfund public schools by almost $8 billion and leave a
$4 billion hole in the state health and human services budget.
That's after an agreement to use the state's Rainy Day fund that
gave legislators an extra $4 billion to lessen cuts.
The partisan vote sends the budget to the House scheduling
committee where it will be set for consideration by the full House.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.