AUSTIN – The Conference Committee on HB 1 today adopted the Conference Committee Report on HB 1, the appropriations bill, which establishes education, property tax relief and mental health as priorities for the upcoming two-year budget. This includes today's adoption of budget decisions on Articles II, Health and Human Services, and III, Education.
"This is a responsible, compassionate budget. We made investments in education - in our teachers past and present - as well as in our highways, infrastructure and our efforts to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey," said Senator Nelson. "I am proud of this budget, which will keep Texas strong and successful for many generations to come."
For Article III, Public Education, conferees provided:
For Article III, Higher Education, conferees provided:
Additionally, for Article II, Health and Human Services, conferees provided:
Click here to view adopted budget decisions for Articles IV, VI, VII and VIII. View adopted budget decisions for Articles I and V here. The Conference Committee Report on HB 1 now goes to each chamber for a final up-or-down vote.
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