The Eighty-fifth Legislature will not have a surplus to squabble over.
A by-the-numbers look at how much Texas will spend, per person, on a variety of budgetary items.
He tipped his hand by backing the governor over the Lege.
It’s hard to argue with results of the House debate over the budget bill.
If the chamber isn’t taking things seriously, why should we?
The Texas Senate offers a proposal to scrap the Texas Model.
Texas is much less vulnerable to an oil bust than it once was, or than one might think.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation changes its view of state spending.
The sticking point in the budget negotiations between the House and Senate was the System Benefit Fund.
They should have stamped “fragile” on the House budget package. That is how tricky it was to assemble. Chairman Pitts tried to explain to the tea party members that there was no money in SJR 1; it’s just a vessel for moving future payments into the Rainy Day Fund for…