Two children gunned down on SE Side >

Texas budget standoff shows late signs of easing

Extra $200 million would go to public schools

texas-books-education-curriculum

AUSTIN, Texas - A spending bill crucial to a complex Texas budget deal contains an extra $200 million to public schools as pledged by Senate negotiators.

The bill unveiled late Wednesday has created a standoff between the House and Senate during what has been a tense final week of the 140-day legislative session. House Democrats were wary of the Senate keeping classroom spending in the bill.

The House was reluctant to take action on a separate -- but equally crucial -- component of a multilayered budget compromise until seeing the Senate measure.

Both chambers were expected to take up the key bills late Wednesday night.

The Legislature must come to an agreement on a new state budget before adjourning Monday. If not, Gov. Rick Perry will haul lawmakers back for a special session.


Comments

The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms.
blog comments powered by Disqus