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Texas Legislature 2021

Texas’ pandemic budget shortfall disappears, as latest forecast shows a surplus

The latest revenue estimate doesn’t take into account all of the federal relief that has been sent to Texas over the past year by Congress through pandemic relief packages. State lawmakers have wrestled with how and who has the authority to spend that money.

Lawmakers sit through hours of debate over police reform in the Texas House on April 29, 2021.

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Politics State government Glenn Hegar Texas Legislature