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.
The Texas House wrangled over the next two-year state budget from noon Tuesday until just before 6 Wednesday morning. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports they’re preparing to adopt the largest budget in state history
A bi-partisan group of House members has found a way to change the funding formula for school districts this session. Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports the effort related to property taxes would fully restore the cuts taken from public education in 2011.