Fifth Week of the Session

Week 5 Update – 86th Session   Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address Tuesday, staying away from past controversial topics like sanctuary cities and instead focusing on what he hopes will be unifying priorities for the Legislature.    The Governor’s Emergency matters presented to the Legislature were: School finance reform Teacher…

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First Week of the Session

The first week of the 86th session ended with a new budget estimate, a new Speaker and a no committee announcements:   86th Texas Legislature Biennial Revenue Estimate According to the Comptroller’s “cautiously optimistic” revenue estimate, the 86th Legislature will have an estimated $119.12 billion available for general-purpose spending in the 2020-21 biennium, 8.1 percent more…

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