• June 26, 2022

Tags : House Speaker Joe Straus

Texas Lawmakers Punt on Setting a Spending Cap for 2019

Some of the state’s political leaders, including House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, took the unusual step Friday afternoon of declining to set the state’s spending cap after calling a meeting to do just that. Straus and Patrick met Friday meeting in their role as part of the 10-member Legislative Budget Board, […]Read More

House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence to Hold Hearing in El

On Thursday, April 26th, Chairman Joe Moody (D-El Paso) and the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence will hold a public hearing in the council chambers of El Paso City Hall (located at 300 N. Campbell on the second floor) beginning at 10:00 a.m. The committee, which is composed of state representatives from across Texas, will […]Read More

Will Texas School Finance Panel tell Schools to do More

A state panel responsible for proposing improvements to Texas’ embattled public school finance system is facing criticism from an unexpected source: some of its own members, who say the panel’s hearings seem geared toward a predetermined outcome of making schools do more with their current funding. Texas school districts have repeatedly sued the state over […]Read More