House Budget Passed

April 6, 2011

Weatherford Democrat

Crystal Brown

The state house-approved budget includes cuts that underfund schools by $800 per student based on current funding laws, but Rep. Phil King said public education was cut far less than other sections of the $164.5 billion budget.

The budget for the next biennium passed the Texas House of Representatives late Sunday night, 98-49, with $23 billion less than the current budget. The Senate continues to work on their version.