Senate budget-writers made a down payment toward restoring some of the state dollars cut from public schools, mental health services, parks and other state functions two years ago.
Texas’ proposed 2014-15 budget, which won unanimous approval Wednesday from the Senate Finance Committee, provides for almost $94.1 billion in state spending, or 7.7 percent more than the current two-year budget. The total budget, including federal dollars, amounts to $195.5 billion, a 2.9 percent increase.
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