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8:01 am
Wed March 23, 2011

Texas House Committee To Take Up State Budget

KRWG News – AUSTIN, Texas (krwg) The next state budget is moving on down the road.

The House budget committee is set to take up their version of the state's spending plan for the next two years on Wednesday. The initial plan, which is being written with a revenue shortfall of more than $14 billion, underfunded schools by almost $10 billion and made massive cuts to health and human services.

An agreement to dip into the state's reserve fund allows lawmakers to lessen those cuts, though not by much.

The House Appropriations Committee is expected to take a vote on the bill Wednesday.

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