Senate passes Texas budget
The Texas Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a two-year state budget that would boost spending on public schools and slightly reduce school property taxes.
In the two-year cycle that begins Sept. 1, the Senate budget would spend $247.7 billion, including federal funds. That includes $6.3 billion more for schools and $2.7 billion to reduce taxes.
Senate Finance Committee Chairwoman Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said last week that the bill was “ a robust, fiscally responsible budge...