The Big Conversation:
The gulf between the House and Senate over budget cuts may be widening.
Though House Republicans, with a two-thirds majority, handily passed a stark, service-slashing budget this weekend, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has said the House proposal wouldn't get the votes needed to pass in the similarly Republican-dominated Senate, where lawmakers have said they're prepared to spend about $10 billion more than the House.
But key Republican senators now say they've also got beef with some of the amendments their House counterparts tacked on to the bill over the weekend.