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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas Senate passes $308 billion budget plan, kicking off high-stakes negotiations with the House

There are $5 billion and several political wedges standing between the House and Senate plans, which now move into conference committee with less than five weeks before session ends.

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Austin on April 06, 2023.

The Senate plan

Finding a compromise


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