News For Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Todd Wiseman

Two Years After Big Cuts, Battle Over Budget Caps Looms

After the Legislature cut billions of dollars from the state budget in 2011, some hoped to see at least some of the funding restored in 2013. But with the next legislative session quickly approaching, others are pushing to limit that spending.

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Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Kris Krüg

Long After BP Spill, Texas Awaits Restoration Funds

Though Texas has been promised at least $100 million for coastal restoration after the BP oil spill, the process of disbursing funds for projects like protecting marshland is facing delays.

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Marjorie Kamys Cotera

John Steen Named Texas Secretary of State

John Steen, a lawyer from San Antonio, will be Texas' next secretary of state. He is replacing Hope Andrade, who resigned Friday. The appointment takes effect Tuesday.

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The Evening Brief: Nov. 27, 2012

Your evening reading: McCaul to chair Homeland Security Committee; Hutchison introduces alternative to DREAM Act; new Texas secretary of state named

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