Outside Groups Lobby Texas Budget Writers

Various special interest groups have been pushing their budget ideas since before the legislative session began. Now, with the House budget already passed and a Senate version set for debate this week, the battle over which budget is right for Texas has intensified — and, in one case, taken to the airwaves.

In a TV commercial produced by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative state-policy think tank, the group highlighted its wishes.

“It’s time for us to wake up and remind them who they work for,” the commercial says. “Texans want a fiscally responsible conservative budget. Texas works because ...

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