House and Senate Budget Proposals Looking Very Different

Texas legislators in the House and Senate have begun one of their most important tasks, budgeting. As the early versions of each budget have been released, it is plain they have different goals in mind.

According to the Texas Tribune article, Analysis: Legislators start with a $5.3 billion difference of opinion, the Senate aims to make at least $690 million in cuts to higher education, while the House calls for legislators to find funding for programs or cut the programs altogether.

While they have not agreed on the size of the proposed budget, the two bodies do agree the current budget exceeds the future funding available projected by the Comptroller by $1.5 billion.

Biannual Legislative Day The TACT 2017 Spring Legislative Day will be held March 3rd at the Texas State Capitol. Agenda and details coming soon.

Want to stay up-to-date on proposed bills for the 85th Legislative Session? You can do so by visiting the TACT Legislative Bill Tracker: http://www.tact.org/legislative