Lawmakers Approve $197 Billion State Budget

May 31, 2013| Legislative News

After intense negotiations in the last hours of the session, both the House and Senate adopted the recommendations of the budget conferees for SB 1, which appropriates $197 billion for the 2014-15 biennium (beginning Sept. 1, 2013).

Conferees Adopt a State Budget

May 24, 2013| Legislative News

With only a few days remaining in the regular session, the spotlight remains on the state budget, SB 1.

The Effect of Sequestration on Texas

May 08, 2013| Legislative News

In 2011, Congress passed the Budget Control Act (BCA), designed to impose a $1 trillion funding cap for discretionary programs over a 10-year period.

Two Key Appropriations Bills are on the Move

May 03, 2013| Legislative News

HB 6 by Rep. John Otto (R-Dayton) and HB 7 by Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) were both debated at length and amended on the House floor.

Supplemental Appropriations Bill Passes the House

May 03, 2013| Legislative News

After a lengthy debate on the Texas House floor late last week, HB 1025 finally passed, adding roughly $875 million to the state’s two-year budget cycle for 2012-13.

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