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Border security, tax relief and raises top list

January 25, 2023 - 00:00
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For the Texas House and Senate, there is not much daylight between each chamber’s priorities in this year’s legislative session. Leaders say the focus will be on property tax relief, border security and employee raises. Preliminary budgets from both chambers were released last week, the Austin American-Statesman reported, with a record $288.7 billion budget for the next two years. The money in the budget is made up of $93.7 billion in federal funds, $130.1 billion in state general revenue funds, and $64.9 billion in other funds.The tussle likely comes when lawmakers start spending a whopping $32.7 billion budget surplus sitting ...

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