Texas House, Senate approve budget deal with agreements on school finance, property taxes, Hurricane Harvey recovery – The Texas Tribune

Texas House, Senate approve budget deal with agreements on school finance, property taxes, Hurricane Harvey recovery  The Texas Tribune

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen before a press conference at the Governor’s Mansion on May 23, 2019. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune The Texas Legislature on Sunday advanced a $250.7 billion two-year budget, ending weeks of deliberation over how much money to spend on the 2019 legislative session’s two highest priorities: public school funding and property tax relief. The spending plan, House Bill 1, now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who may veto individual line-items he objects to. “HB 1 is a conservative budget that pays for the needs of this s…

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