Coordinating Board Nears End of Tough Sunset Process

Updated May 16, 11:30 a.m.

House lawmakers on Wednesday put their stamp of approval on a measure that would keep the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in business for another 12 years. But on a day filled with distractions over budget negotiations, they found time to tack on a few more amendments to Senate Bill 215

An amendment by Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, tried to further rein in the agency’s authority; it says that if powers aren’t “expressly enumerated in statute,” the coordinating board can’t claim them.

Rep. Ruth Jones McClendon, D-San Antonio, added ...

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