Phelan says House budgets for Southeast Texas schools

Even though they only meet for about six months every two years, the Texas Legislature has to craft a budget for the state that is to be the state’s financial framework over those two years until they meet again. The Texas Legislature is now in session and both the Texas Senate and the Texas House have been working on budget bills in their separate houses. According to Texas District 21 State Representative Dade Phelan, after a marathon eighteen hour debate over some three hundred and fiftyfour amendments submitted in Budget Bill, the Texas House passed its 2016-2017 Texas budget of $210 billion last Wednesday morning following an all night session.

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