Agreement on state budget evades House, Senate

AUSTIN — June 1 is thelast day of the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. From now until then is  all the time that remains for the House and Senate to decide if they’re going to agree on a 2016-2017 state budget. Both chambers could be ordered to meet around the clock until an agreed-upon budget is passed, if House Speaker Joe Straus and/or Lt.Gov. Dan Patrick deem it necessary or worthwhile. Any proposed agreement would originate in a House Bill 1 conference committee composed of five House members and five Senate members. House members are: Appropriations Committee Chair John Otto, R-Dayton and Vice Chair Sylvester Turner, DHouston; Trent Ashby, RLufkin; Sarah Davis, R-Houston;and Larry Gonzales, RRound Rock. 


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