Lawmakers in Texas, Colorado Gear Up for Tough Sessions

Albanese, Elizabeth
January 2005
Bond Buyer;1/11/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32047, p3
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The article informs that lawmakers from Colorado and Texas convene this week for legilative sessions that would be rife with budget issues because of legislative restrictions about revenue and spending in Colorado and limited revenue for school finance in Texas. It informs that Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn released a revenue forecast for the 2005-06 biennium that indicates that lawmakers will have $64.3 billion of state revenue to spend when crafting the budget for that period. Combined with federal revenue, the Texas budget is expected to be about $l7 billion.


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