(Austin, Texas) Today, the Texas House of Representatives approved the proposed House budget, also known as the committee substitute for Senate Bill 1. The House has exercised leadership in crafting a conservative, responsible budget that spends $106.8 billion in available revenue. Despite the revenue challenges facing the state and significant population and inflation growth, the budget approved by the Texas House is a balanced plan that reduces overall state spending by over $1 billion from the previous biennium.
“Crafting and passing the state budget is the most important thing that we do as legislators, and I am proud of what the House budget accomplishes,” stated Chairman Tan Parker. “We remained fiscally conservative, while also addressing the critical needs of our growing state.”
The House budget makes significant investments in critical priorities for the state. The budget includes investing new money into public education while also reducing recapture, maintaining the House’s fiscal commitment to border security funding, dedicating new funding to community mental health services across the state, and investing additional funding to address the crisis at Child Protective Services and improve foster care.
Now that Senate Bill 1 has been voted out by both the Texas House and Senate, it will head to a conference committee between the two chambers, where legislative members of both bodies will then finalize a state budget for each chamber’s approval.
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