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The Source: Budget Battle Looms As Legislative Bodies Prioritize Funds

Ryan Poppe | Texas Public Radio

The Texas Legislature is spoiling for a fight, but not between political parties, between houses and it all has to do with competing visions of Texas.

The Texas Senate has been talking about big tax cuts, but the house is talking much smaller ball cuts as well as more money for transportation, education, and social services. 

What are the big differences and what will it all mean when the two bodies try to make one budget.


  • Peggy Fikac, Austin Bureau Chief for the San Antonio Express-News
  • Robert Garrett, Reporter in the Austin Bureau for the Dallas Morning News
  • Ryan Poppe, Texas Public Radio's Austin reporter
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive