Illustration by Todd Wiseman

Little Hope for Overhaul as Fund Nears $1 Billion

Cost-cutting and fiscal transparency will likely dominate the upcoming legislative session, but lawmakers don't have high hopes for reforming the System Benefit Fund, a pot of $850 million not being used for its intended purposes.

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Todd Wiseman

The Evening Brief: Nov. 29, 2012

Your evening reading: Dewhurst proposes taking $1 billion from Rainy Day Fund for water projects; Perry voices support for letting districts decide on 15 percent rule; ethics commission backs off plan to add investigative powers

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