Throughout the month of August, The Texas Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature — including the dramatically reduced budget — take effect. Check out our story calendar here.
Day 29: The state has dramatically reduced support for nursing education, meaning Texas will continue to face a critical shortage of registered nurses.
There is already a major shortage of registered nurses in Texas. It's not going to get any better, because lawmakers have dramatically slashed nursing education funding for the next two years.
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