Texas ranks among the most recession-proof states in the nation, due to its fiscal responsibility, low taxation and strong economy.
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“Make Weslaco Drain Again”
After a recent flood, citizens of Weslaco demand changes in their city administration and major improvements in their drainage systems.
Spectre of Harvey Looms Over Coming Budget Challenges
Even still, prudence will be paramount in deciding where ESF funds will be administered and in what manner.
Houston Mayor Formally Seeks State Relief
The Mayor of Houston formally asked Gov. Greg Abbott to tap state funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery.
Krause Calls on Abbott to Raid Rainy Day Fund, Increase Welfare Spending
A member of the Freedom Caucus is joining liberal Republicans and Democrats to call for bigger government.
Final State Budget Highlights Restraint and Areas for Improvement
While total spending is cause for encouragement, SB 1 was a mixed bag at the ground level
Patrick Doubles Down: No Raiding the Rainy Day Fund
“If we do that, in a few years, the Rainy Day Fund could be entirely depleted and we wouldn’t have the resources needed for the tough times that may be ahead,” he warns.
Straus, Patrick Appoint Budget Conferees
The biggest fight will be over whether or not to raid the Rainy Day Fund, something Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has taken off the table and to which lawmakers should “Just Say No!”
Texas House Passes Bloated Budget, Votes to Raid Rainy Day Fund
Citizens’ eyes now turn to Texas Senate Finance Chairman Jane Nelson, who will lead the conference committee on the budget.
In Clash of Budgets, Senate Reigns Supreme
The senate managed to come in $2.3 billion below the Conservative Texas Budget model