AUSTIN – The Texas Senate today approved the Committee Substitute to House Bill 1, the Senate's version of the appropriations bill, sponsored by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, establishing the state's budget priorities for the next two years.
"This a compassionate, fiscally responsible, forward-looking budget that will keep Texas strong and prosperous for years to come. It is the product of hours of careful deliberations in committee -- and reflects input from the entire Senate," said Senator Nelson. "This budget prioritizes tax relief and ensures that classroom teachers receive a well-deserved pay raise. It also provides additional funding for school districts and ensures that we are meeting our responsibility to our most vulnerable citizens."
CSHB 1 appropriates $116.8B in General Revenue and $247.7B in All Funds. These totals are within constitutional spending limits and population times inflation with 7.6 percent growth over FY 18-19 in General Revenue and 5.1 percent growth in All Funds. CSHB 1 sets aside $9B for property tax relief, teacher pay and additional state aid to school district. Specifically, it includes:
Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, including portions of Tarrant and Denton Counties. She is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.
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