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Texas Legislature 2023

Historic $321.3 billion Texas state budget heads to comptroller

About $17 billion worth of commitments lawmakers made in the new budget were snagged in policy fights between the Texas House and Senate on Saturday night.

An aerial view of the Capitol in Austin on Jan. 6, 2022.

Property tax cuts

New money for university tuition freeze

No increase for state retirees 

Asking voters to approve broadband 

New youth lockups and no funds for prison A/C

New funds for water infrastructure and flood prevention

Funding the fight against fentanyl

No cash for attorney general’s whistleblower lawsuit

No rate relief, but maybe more power plants

Mental health services

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