Local elected officials are remaining positive despite lawmakers having almost $3 billion less to spend in the upcoming biennium than they did two years ago.

Lawmakers will have $104.87 billion in state funds for the next biennium, compared to $107.73 billion revenue for general purpose spending in 2016-17, when they begin their 85th regular session today, Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Monday.

Stephany Garza is a reporter for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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Why, if the Republicans are concerned about budget cuts, are they planning on throwing tax payer money at private schools? How does that save money? Who is paying them to do this? How illogical and stupid do they think the tax payers are? Come on Dennis, get real.

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