The 83rd Texas legislative session begins Tuesday. Here's a short list of the expected session priorities.
It's Always the Budget
The recession and Republican opposition to raising taxes ended with about $15 billion cut from the last budget.
Audio: Ben Philpott's story for KUT News
Now, state revenues are up, but Gov. Rick Perry and other leading Republicans are calling for a constitutional amendment to restrict how quickly the budget can grow.
“As a small-government conservative, I believe that government growth — if any — should be kept to the bare minimum," Perry said in a ...