The Texas Legislature will find itself in a multi-billion dollar budget hole when lawmakers return to Austin in 2011. Constitutionally, the state's budget can't run a deficit. Ben Philpott covers state politics and policy for KUT News and the Texas Tribune, and reports that lawmakers are expected to use a mixture of budget cuts and revenue raisers to keep the state in the black.
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