The Legislature’s tumultuous state budget negotiations came to close Friday when all sides agreed to a deal including more money for public schools in exchange for $1 billion in tax cuts and fee rebates.
“This is a very good budget, and I don’t know how any member of the House or Senate could vote against this budget,” said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands.
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By the Numbers
Key points in the budget agreement:
• $94 billion 2014-15 general revenue fund, up 7.7 percent
• $3.4 billion additional basic state aid for public schools
• $1 billion tax relief and fee refunds
• $400 million highway construction