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Straus House pushes water to front of line for rainy day dollars

from The Dallas Morning News

House budget writers feuded publicly April 23 about use of rainy day money, foreshadowing an end of session showdown between the House and Senate over whether and how to tap into state savings. The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill to spend $2 billion from the rainy day fund on water projects. The vote was 17-3, with three very conservative Republicans voting no and two Democrats abstaining. Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, strongly supports the bill. more

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