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Budget headed to governor

The Texas Legislature sent a $248 billion two-year state budget to Gov. Greg Abbott after the House approved the measure last Thursday. The 140-day legislative session ended at midnight May 31. Senate Bill 1 is $13.5 billion less than the previous biennial budget, with the difference to be made up from COVID-19 relief funds from the federal government. As previously reported, Abbott plans to allow legislators to decide how to allocate those funds during a special session this fall. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has suggested a special session for this summer to address some of his pet bills, such as limiting the ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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