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Texas Legislature And Budget Plan

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The Texas Legislature is working hard on the state's next two year budget.

Lawmakers slashed spending in 2011, but the state is expected to raise more than $100 billion over the next 2 years.

This week the Texas House of Representatives is expected to pass a new 2 year budget, totaling over $93 billion dollars.

This is a 15% jump higher than the budget two years ago. 

The extra dollars were made possible by the thriving oil and gas industry and recovering economy.