Category Archives: State Budget

Legislature to consider requests for increased spending on cybersecurity

In writing the state budget for fiscal 2020-21, the 86th Legislature will consider proposals to increase spending on cybersecurity. Appropriations for cybersecurity are not contained in a single line item but spread across state agencies and included in various strategies, projects, … Continue reading

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As TERP fund grows, deposits set to expire in 2019

During the 86th regular session of the Texas Legislature, lawmakers may consider changes to how the state handles funds that are collected for certain programs but that go unused for those purposes. Appropriations of funds collected for one of these programs, the Texas … Continue reading

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DFPS seeks funds to expand prevention and early intervention programs

As the Texas Legislature has examined state efforts to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation, proposals have emerged to expand prevention and early intervention programs to help address problems before they escalate to the point where a child may … Continue reading

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Education officials expect increases in special education enrollment, spending

Texas education officials say they are anticipating increased costs for special education as the state implements a federally mandated plan to improve services for children with disabilities. The plan is expected to increase the number of students served by school district special … Continue reading

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Air conditioning to remedy heat at Texas prison after legal settlement

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has installed air conditioning in a prison near Navasota as part of a recent settlement of a lawsuit brought by inmates over excessive heat at the facility. The settlement requires TDCJ to install … Continue reading

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