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Hegar Lets Abbott Vetoes Stand, Asks AG to Decide

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar says his revenue estimate to divvy up for the 2016-17 budget will be about $113 billion.
State Comptroller Glenn Hegar says his revenue estimate to divvy up for the 2016-17 budget will be about $113 billion.

Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Wednesday he will not authorize more than $200 million in funds approved by the Texas Legislature but vetoed by Gov. Greg Abbott as he waits for Attorney General Ken Paxton to settle the issue.

State Disabled Worker Program Faces Overhaul

Leonard Mitchell staples box seams for a state-contracted order at Expanco, Inc. in Fort Worth on Feb. 20, 2015. Photo by: Laura Buckman
Leonard Mitchell staples box seams for a state-contracted order at Expanco, Inc. in Fort Worth on Feb. 20, 2015. Photo by: Laura Buckman

A controversial program that forces state agencies to spend millions buying goods and services from companies that hire disabled workers while sidestepping competitive bidding rules is about to undergo some big changes.