Host of Issues Awaits Texas Lawmakers

The 83rd Texas legislative session begins Tuesday. Here's a short list of the expected session priorities.

It's Always the Budget

The recession and Republican opposition to raising taxes ended with about $15 billion cut from the last budget.

Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News

Now, state revenues are up, but Gov. Rick Perry and other leading Republicans are calling for a constitutional amendment to restrict how quickly the budget can grow.

“As a small-government conservative, I believe that government growth — if any — should be kept to the bare minimum," Perry said in a speech last ...

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