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Legislature directs some pre-K spending on quality standards

The 85th Texas Legislature last year eliminated funding for a grant program designed to improve the quality of prekindergarten (pre-K) programs but adopted a budget rider requiring all districts and charter schools offering pre-K to use a portion of their regular formula … Continue reading

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Laws let Texans donate to fund testing of sexual assault kits

Two laws enacted by the 85th Legislature this year allow Texans who are obtaining a driver’s license or registering a vehicle to contribute money for the testing of evidence from sexual assaults or other sex crimes. By early 2018, the … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to revisit use of State Highway Fund money

State lawmakers are expected in 2015 to consider dedicating all of the money from the State Highway Fund (Fund 6) to highway construction and maintenance, rather than using some of it for law enforcement or other needs. Dedicating these funds is one of several proposals … Continue reading

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