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State Budget Estimate Up, But Much Already Spent
Texas prepares for second half of grand bait and switch
"...Texas Legislature prepares to reconvene tomorrow, there's some good budget news from Comptroller Susan Combs with a healthier-than-expected budget..."

Jan. 7, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

State Budget Budges Forth
Legislators attempt to rein in governor's spending habits
"...Legislature must do in a session is pass the state budget. The Senate Finance Committee approved Senate Bill 1,..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Line-Item Veto vs. State Budget
How much money did Perry really save?
"...Before signing Senate Bill 1 – the state budget for the 2010-11 biennium – Gov. Rick Perry..."

June 26, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Myth, Reality, and the State Budget Surplus
Depending on who's doing the talking, next year's budget will have Texas sitting on billions of dollars ... or hot air
"...the heartburn of reality TV. Speaking of which, the state's budget-making process cranks up anew in January, and property..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

State Budget Wars Spawn Tiff Over TIF
The Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund -- and the have-nots it supports -- fights to avoid an early death by budget ax.
"...The TIF is often called a "telephone tax," which understates its significance. Imagine if the state's big energy and..."

March 7, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

House Passes Budget
Reps unanimously approve $178 billion proposal for 2010-11 a bit before dawn
"...R-Waxahachie, said he doubted the House could pass the state budget all in one day on Friday...."

April 18, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

State Agencies Asked for Savings
Speaker, Lt. Gov. looking to cut 2.5% from current general revenue budget
"...David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus have asked all state agencies to find cuts from their current budgets so..."

Feb. 2, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Belt-Tightening Season for State Agencies
State leaders announce budget cuts
"...House Speaker Joe Straus sent a message to all state agencies: Expect to see your funding cut by 4%..."

July 8, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Under new budget deal, Planned Parenthood ousted from life-saving cancer program
"...longer be able to turn to Planned Parenthood for state-supported breast and cervical cancer screenings, under a recently negotiated..."

May 29, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

State Blackmail Over Health Care Funding?
Is women's health funding in jeopardy?
"...funds that had previously been granted directly to the state for allocation...."

June 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Straus' Budget Stretch
Committee member casts doubt on speaker's deficit proposals
"...Committee that he is looking for "a balanced, no-new-taxes state budget." However, committee member Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, warned..."

May 12, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Budget Ping-Pong Begins
Chambers now start carving away at each other's proposals
"...Budget rubber met the spending road this week at the..."

March 24, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Eff This Budget
CPPP sharply disses the nearly adopted budget
"...community needs to thrive – is what the 2012-2013 budget has in store for Texans. Even at this late..."

May 27, 2011 News Post by Katie Tomasino

Brutal Budget Amendments Target Family Planning Funds
Deep cuts proposed for health programs, more money for GOP pet projects
"...now debating amendments to House Bill 1, that chamber's budget bill. And, at present, lawmakers are considering amendments to..."

April 1, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

LBB: Budget Kills 335,000 Jobs
GOP lawmakers ignore their own experts by pushing for cuts
"...It's official: House Bill 1, the draft state budget for the next two years, will kill almost..."

March 25, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Eckhardt: The State of the County Is ...
Thursday address slams Lege, props up local entities
"...Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt’s State of the County address last Thursday evening may well..."

Feb. 12, 2018 News Post by Austin Sanders

Big Tex Budget Blues
The money debate begins: 'Every Texan for himself' vs. 'All in this together'
"...In his State of the State address to the Legislature last week,..."

Feb. 6, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

State Health Care Numbers Plunge Again
Clients served drops 77%
"...According to documents from the Department of State Health Services filed with the State Health Services Council..."

Nov. 29, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Budget: Manufacturing a Bogeyman
"...a more thankless task in Texas than building the state budget ... you can keep it. Last session, in..."

Dec. 14, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Budget: Artificial Limits
Despite economic boom, Lege looks to restrict spending
"...the two chambers of the Legislature draft their own state budgets, but the houses alternate which name goes on..."

Jan. 9, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

State Cuts Hitting the Bone
The tolls of a take-no-prisoners budget year
"...House Bill 1 started as the draft state budget for the next two years. Now it's starting..."

April 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served
"...Data from the Department of State Health Services shows that from December 2011 through May..."

Oct. 17, 2012 News Post by Jordan Smith

Family Planning Survives House Budget
Funding for family-planning centers reamins intact – for now
"...Texas House passed its version of a $178 billion state budget – and it leaves intact more than $42..."

April 24, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Budget Uses Stimulus to Hide Flaws
Why solve today what you can suffer in 2011?
"...State reps are preparing for a long weekend in the..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Hitting the Budget Barbells
The annual city budget workouts begin, and you're all invited
"...The city budget returns, and with it, all the perennial questions accompanying..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Budget
"...Estimates of the state budget shortfall for the 2004-2005 biennium -- to fund..."

Dec. 13, 2002 News Feature

'Alternative' Budget Battle?
Belts are tight but not for one senator's pet project
"...for low-income children. But there is at least one budget item that seems not only safe, but also that..."

Jan. 25, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Budget: Signed, Sealed, Deliverable
Texas House passed SB 1 142-2, now it heads to the governor
"...The House just blew its perfect record on unanimous budget votes after Reps. Joe Crabb, R-Atascocita, and Sid Miller,..."

May 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Under new budget, Planned Parenthood removed from cancer program
"...longer be able to turn to Planned Parenthood for state-supported breast and cervical cancer screenings, under a newly released..."

May 21, 2015 News Post by Mary Tuma

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his State of the City Address before the Real Estate Council..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

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