Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 31 May 2013 08:00
MISSION—After closing out the regular Texas 83rd Legislative Session, Texas House Representative Sergio Muñoz Jr. (District 36) reviewed this session’s top bills making a significant impact on the Mission area.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1 calls for a $197 billion state budget for the fiscal biennium 2014-2015. The budget, approved by both the state senate and house, has been sent to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Susan Combs, for certification. Then it will be sent to the governor for final approval.
During the 82nd legislative session two years ago, over $4 billion was cut from education. SB 1 restores $3.8 billion in funding to public education. In addition, the bill funds critical health and human services programs and increases the state’s contribution to the teacher retirement system.