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.