On January 16, 2019, the commission approved proposal of the El Paso Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan State Implementation Plan (SIP) Revision for the One-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The proposed SIP revision would include a request that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) redesignate the […]
Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) has filed Senate Bill 3 providing a $5,000 annual salary increase for classroom teachers in Texas.
Details from Sen. Nelson’s press release on SB 3:
- Provides a permanent $5,000 annual salary increase to approximately 350,000 classroom teachers;
- Directs that the pay increase is paid […]
The House base budget has been published along with budget estimates by Strategy Art. I-III, budget estimates by Strategy Art. IV-X, and a summary of the House budget estimates. The base budget is a starting point in discussions as both chambers begin to discuss the state’s funding priorities for the next […]
Today, Senator Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) filed SB 1, the Senate’s base budget, establishing the state’s funding priorities for the next two years, and SB 500, the supplemental budget bill. The budget bill summary and multiple budget estimates are now available on the Legislative Budget Board (LBB).
Below are highlights […]
The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) met today, January 11, 2019 to discuss setting the constitutional spending limit on certain appropriations for the 2020-21 biennium. The LBB was provided 5 updated forecasts on the estimated growth rates in their memorandum, which ranged from 8.11% to 13.06% on the 2018-19 base […]
Agenda item 1: Discussion regarding outreach efforts and activities by the Board.
Each member briefed on their recent outreach activities.
Agenda item 2: Consider approving the Texas Water Development Board’s Investment Policy and Strategies.
April Weiss, Executive Administrator’s Office
- There are no proposed changes to the investment strategy.
Motion to […]
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has released an onion in response to a request about the allowable uses of the Permanent School Fund. A summary of the opinion from the Attorney General’s Office states, “Article VII, section 5 of the Texas Constitution expressly prohibits the Legislature from enacting a […]
The day before the 86th Legislature convenes, Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar provided his estimate that Texas lawmakers will have $119.1 billion for general-purpose spending during the 2020-21 biennium. This is an increase from the 85th Session start of session, when lawmakers were given an estimate of $104.9 billion at […]