Dewhurst: Put Some Money Aside for School Lawsuits

The Texas Legislature should prepare for a probable negative judgment in its ongoing school finance lawsuits by socking away money in the next budget to comply with a future court order, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said Wednesday.

“I think you have to hold some of it back for school finance,” he said. “I think it would be imprudent if you didn’t.”

The lieutenant governor offered the proposal in a wide-ranging interview with The Texas Tribune about the state budget, education, immigration, water, transportation, and his hopes and plans for the legislative session that began this week.

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