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Texas Legislature 2023

State budget writers strike deal on $321.3 billion two-year spending proposal

The proposal would leave billions of anticipated tax revenue untouched at a time when the state has more money coming in than lawmakers are constitutionally allowed to spend.

The state Capitol in Austin on Feb. 9, 2023.

Property tax cuts

No raises yet for teachers

New money for tuition freeze — if DEI passes

More cash for retired teachers and current state employees, not for state retirees 

Asking voters to approve broadband 

No funds for prison A/C, some new youth lockups

New funds for water infrastructure and flood prevention 

Funding the fight against fentanyl

No cash for attorney general’s whistleblower lawsuit 

Border security fully funded — and then some

No rate relief, but maybe more power plants 

Psychiatric hospitals and mental health services

Alternatives to abortion

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