The Texas House hit the one of the most important deadlines in a Legislative session last night: The deadline for initial approval of a House bill.
The 15-hour fight leading up to the midnight cut-off had some Republicans trying to race through a stack of bills, trying to get to one that would have further restricted same-sex marriage. While Democrats went out of their way to run out the clock by prolonging the debate on each and every bill. KUT’s Ben Philpott reports.
A bill that would allow businesses to fund students’ education at a private school passed out of the Texas Senate. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports that although the bill’s author says his legislation creates a scholarship program, others in the senate call it a public school voucher bill
House Republicans have announced details of their plan to provide $4.7-billion in tax relief this session. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports budget writers say their plan, unlike the Senate’s, will benefit every Texas family without threatening the state spending cap.