Liveblog: Texas Legislature Passes $15 Billion In Cuts

After final debates in the House and Senate, Texas lawmakers passed a two-year state budget on Saturday that cuts $15.2 billion from current spending — most of that in health and human services — but avoids increased taxes and leaves $6.5 billion untouched in the state's Rainy Day Fund.

The vote in the House was 97-53 and 20-11 in the Senate.

Our liveblog of the debate begins right after this description of what's in the budget approved by House and Senate negotiators. (Scroll down for updates.)

Still ahead is a Sunday vote on a critical piece of ...

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