Wednesday, April 06, 2005

House budget bills to be debated today - making for a very, very long day

CSSB 1 [PDF] would increase spending for fiscal years (FY) 2006 and 2007 by 8.6 percent over the current biennium.

CSSB 1 would increase spending by:
-$5.3 billion for public education - 15.2 percent increase;
-$4.4 billion for Health and Human Services - 10.1 percent increase;
-$536 million for higher education - 3.2 percent increase; and
-$2.9 billion for business and economic development - 18.4 percent increase.

Would decrease spending by:
-$103 million for natural resources - 4.4 percent decrease.

Comparison: The budget proposal under CSSB 1 is $1.8 billion less than SB 1, which would spend a total of $139.3 billion. CSSB 1 would allocate $1 billion less than SB 1 for higher education, but CSSB 1 would allocate $2.8 billion more for public education than SB 1.

"Corporate Slush Funds": Well, at least in the words of my favorite firecracker, Rep. Garnet Coleman. The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF), which received $295 million last biennium, is slated to receive $140.7 million from CSSB 1, with the possibility of another $130 million through a contingency rider on SB 1177 - a bill that has to do with the Skills Development Holding Fund.

However, there is a handful of amendments that would strip all TEF allocations to spend on other state programs. So far, I have seen no amendments that would strip the money from the "Emerging Technologies Fund," which is a very similar fund to the TEF. The proposed fund would allocate more money to institutions of higher education for technology transfer, which is a process that brings university research to the market. Although I have yet to see one, I thought there could be an amendment to re-allocate some or all money for this fund to TEXAS Grants, since the popular grant program would be cut.

The TEXAS Grant program received $324 million in FY2004-2005, which was $188 million short of being fully funded. In 2004, 30,000 students did not receive the grant due to cuts, and roughly 49,000 students will not receive the grant this year. CSSB 1 proposes cutting TEXAS Grants by only $1.5 million, for a total allocation of nearly $323 million for FY2006-2007.




HB 10 is a supplement to the House budget, CSSB 1, which would allocate money for the state to spend immediately. HB 10 would spend $850 million from General Revenue and would re-designate $1.91 billion in money currently in the rainy day fund to spend on Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services (CPS), and public education.

Specifically, HB 10 would give:

  • $767.6 million to public education for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 - for textbooks, teacher certification, and for the health insurance passthrough through the Teacher Retirement System (TRS);

  • $735.4 million to public education for FY2006 and FY2007. TRS would also receive $200 million for health insurance for retirees for FY2006 and FY2007;

  • $1.2 billion to Medicaid;

  • $234.6 million to the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP);

  • $85.6 million to the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); and

  • $382.3 million to CPS.



Both bills will be debated today on the House floor.

61 Comments:

At 4:28 AM, Blogger Get-A-Free-House said...

How would you like to own a custom-built house at a 42% to 100% discount? Find out how today by visiting Get-A-Free-House.com

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Tom Naka said...

Nice blog. Please check out my chinese health insurance student
site. It is all about chinese health insurance student
informations.

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Tom Naka said...

Your blog is excellent - keep it up! Don't miss visiting this site about gym health club

 
At 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Health blog. It pretty much covers Dieting Health Fitness Exercise related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time

 
At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Health blog. It pretty much covers Dieting Health Fitness Exercise related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time

 
At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Need to know about telecommunications story or update, so visit my website **Telecom** site/blog. It pretty much covers Telecommunications Updates related stuff.

Have a nice day.
Otai

 
At 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yo, This blog is pretty neat. You should check out mine sometime. It pretty much covers direct marketing email list related stuff.

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger George said...

Quick And Easy Holiday Planning. System There's a lot to think about when planning a holiday and no matter how hard you try, you almost always forget something. The solution...
System

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a related department of health blog you might want to check out

 
At 12:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chek this place out it helped me mitsubishi electronics

 
At 11:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hgh supplement is a great resource for this type of thing hgh supplement

 
At 7:30 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

Just visited your blog, it's great. I have a jobs seeking website which is informative and you can find info of different job natures, hope that it will be useful in your job seeking

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Google Page Rank 6 said...

Want more clicks to your Adsense Ads on your Blog?

Then you have to check out my blog. I have found a FREE and Legitimate way that will increase your earnings.

Come Check us out. How to Boost Your AdSense Revenue

 
At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was searching for blogs that had Dallas, TX in them and came across yours. I live in Dallas and have a self defense school. I like the posts on your blog, so I've bookmarked it to stop back by periodically. Take care.

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger aajkal16 said...

The quotes are quick and Free please check Term Life Insurance Quote

 
At 5:58 AM, Blogger HFUNDATION said...

For the first time today I took some time to look for infomation and related pages to this very topic. I also have a site related to this and I sometimes search in the blogs, looking for new article ideas. Today it was a joy to come across a real interesting post that you made. Thanks for this great blog equipment finance

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger blaze said...

Great site very informative topics on health insurance houston.
I have been working on a site about health insurance houston
and would be very pleased if you would take a look and let me know what you think.

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering this great service to learn about erotic lingerie. I have a website about erotic lingerie which makes me very interested in what you have going here. I think I am going to start up my own blog so I can spread the news! Thanks you are offering this great service!

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWEsome blog you have here...I appreciate you allowing comments as I do on my blogs. I have some articles and information about life insurance that you could perhaps use at my Term Life Insurance Quote website blog: Term Life Insurance Quote...best regards

 
At 3:28 AM, Blogger Doniette said...

How would you like to know about a Exercise Fitness resource, that displays all the Exercise Fitness information on one website? Check out
Exercise Fitness today. Not only do they have a good fitness book section, but they also have great articles on fitness. I was really impressed with the resources their webmster put together.

 
At 3:36 AM, Blogger HFUNDATION said...

For the first time today I took some time to look for infomation and related pages to this very topic. I also have a site related to this and I sometimes search in the blogs, looking for new article ideas. Today it was a joy to come across a real interesting post that you made. Thanks for this great blog lookout mtn

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger blaze said...

Great site very informative topics on united health care medical insurance.
I have been working on a site about united health care medical insurance
and would be very pleased if you would take a look and let me know what you think.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger blazerup said...

I enjoyed your site very much it was a great help looking for info on medical and dental insurance.
I also have a site with information on medical and dental insurance and would appreciate it very much if you would take a look and give a critique.

 
At 7:53 PM, Blogger doer said...

Hello, just visited your blog, it's informative. I also have a website related togoogle adsense software. So make sure you visit and hope it's useful.

 
At 10:04 PM, Blogger AdoptionConnector said...

You have a really great blog post. Please visit this site on ohio state adoption
ohio state adoption

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger kleinoooo said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a investment advisor site. It pretty much covers wealth management related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 3:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

base business domain downline get home name rich sqchen website.ws at viral Email Matrix base business domain downline get home name rich sqchen website.ws You can Publish Mutli-Level RSS Feeds..

 
At 8:38 AM, Blogger job opportunitya said...

I took pleasure in the site and I will go back!
Surfing online for blogs like this one is worth my
time. Sensational blog.
Go and click my blog.

 
At 6:14 PM, Anonymous child development said...

Hi imasuit your heading House budget bills to be debated today - making for a very, very long day was quite thought provoking. I have been looking at sites to do with child development being a parent myself a few times over and a member of various child support groups I often find myself needing a little help with childrens issues that can crop up from time to time. I recently found a site that is chockas with links on the subject of child development It takes a little searching through the many directories that it has but some of the links are great and have helped me heaps, beats searching through the search engines. Anyway Luv your blog keep it up!

 
At 7:49 AM, Anonymous child development said...

Hi imasuit your heading House budget bills to be debated today - making for a very, very long day was quite thought provoking. I have been looking at sites to do with child development being a parent myself a few times over and a member of various child support groups I often find myself needing a little help with childrens issues that can crop up from time to time. I recently found a site that is chockas with links on the subject of child development It takes a little searching through the many directories that it has but some of the links are great and have helped me heaps, beats searching through the search engines. Anyway Luv your blog keep it up!

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger Kim said...

My, My. Wonderful post. I like it.

I have a article submission form product site. It is an informative article submission form source.

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you, Blogger, a note telling you how impressed I was with
the information you have posted here.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
business class london
It covers business class london related contents.
I send you warm regards and wish you continued success.

 
At 10:35 PM, Anonymous hgh said...

thanks

 
At 1:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job on the blog, I really like it and look forward to some more awesome postings. I have a website you might like


quick weight loss center

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.365dayz.comOpen365dayz.com is now open. Click http://www.365dayz.com

 
At 10:43 PM, Anonymous Mens Health News said...

Hi,
I was searching through Blogger to see if I can find some information on Health Care. I stumbled on your blog, as this was not quite what I was looking for about Health Care. I did however read your blog and found it quite interesting, keep up the good work and hopefully I will visit it again.
Regards,

 
At 10:45 PM, Anonymous Womans Health said...

Hi,
I found reading your blog interesting and well done, I do like what you have done with your site but it is not really the information I was after about Womans Health News . Keep up the good work and hopefully I will visit again sometime and also find the information on Womans Health News that I was looking for in my travels.
Regards,

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Marian said...

This comment has been removed because it linked to malicious content. Learn more.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger William said...

Great blog, I really like what you have done here and I look forward to seeing your future updates. I have a website you might find interesting

affordable life insurance

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger screwed-up-now said...

Excellent blog. It was so great and I bet I will
go back to it! I get to look online for blogs like
yours is a blessing.
Go and find my ace cash advance blog.

 
At 3:40 AM, Blogger William said...

Great blog, I really like what you have done here and I look forward to seeing your future updates. I have a website you might find interesting

life insurance online

 
At 6:48 AM, Blogger TomP said...

Hey!! Very good information here :0) I just got inside from washing and waxing my car. It is my prize posession. Took me 3 hours though. So I settled down into my office and started doing some web surfing. Anyways I am in the process of grabbing my associates degree and have spent the last 6 months researching insurance life policy premium single. In the middle of my browsing I landed smack dab in the middle of your blog. I hope you do not think I am invading but I must say it is great blog. Even though your blog is way off base from insurance life policy premium single I found myself cruising through your blog archives for the last hour :0) You have some nice blogging friends. Anyways, I need to get back to my mission. I wrote down your url and feel free to visit me here at insurance life policy premium single. I am so busy so I can only update my site weekly. Keep up the awesome work.

 
At 3:06 AM, Anonymous joel said...

Things you should know when selecting a Child Day Care Provider. Most parents think Child Care is a baby-sitting service. This is a misconception, as Child Care is a profession as any other. There are so many important things to note about the challenging and rewarding career of being a Child Care Provider.
Link to my site: child care new york

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous lifetime fitness equipment said...

An increasingly popular topic, lifetime fitness equipment, is explored in some detail by this article. This carefully compiled piece provides interesting perspective on lifetime fitness equipment.
http://www.bestniches.org/fitness_equipment - lifetime fitness equipment

 
At 3:15 AM, Blogger noonnups said...

I've not had a good time finding any useful info in my web searches, was feeling just like

a real idiot�was I just wasting more and more time. Surely, I was feeling like this was

wasting my time. AND feeling Like "a wild goose chase". Next I landed here and I really

liked reading your post. Thanks cubic zirconia wedding ring

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Hi there,

I just ran across your site and enjoyed reading through everything.

I'm trying to get a blog going on my site too. But I dont think i have the patience to do it!

--Amy
My business life insurance Site

 
At 8:26 PM, Anonymous safeco home owner insurance said...

All I can say is this is a informative blog site! The other half and I just got back from our friends house (well actually my friends house) and I needed a HUGE break. I am working on a project right now that is based on safeco home owner insurance. I have literally been on-line for 5-6 hours doing research. Even though your blog really isn�t on the same page as safeco home owner insurance I am certainly happy I came across your blog. There are a ton of very good view points on this blog. Well I think I can here the kids calling for me in the background. I put you in my web favorites and I will certainly come back and visit. If you want to take a peek at my site you can find me here at safeco home owner insurance. I update my site frequently. Again, great job with this blog and I will be back again soon!

 
At 10:30 PM, Blogger jeffT said...

Hello! This is a great blog. I just got back home from shopping with the wife and the kids and decided to log on and do some web surfing.(needed a break if you know what I mean) I came across your blog and really enjoyed it. Not many people keep their blogs up to date and most of the blogs I do fine are not even relevant to the blog topic. I bookmarked your blog for future reference.
Anyways keep up the great work and if you don�t mind I will forward your blog off to a few of my buddies. Thanks a bunch!home owner insurance az

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger mike said...

I was not sure to expect when I came across your blog. Well I think the information on this blog is terrific. I have my own blog site and I wish I got half as many great comments as your blog does. Anyways, I am a teacher at a middle school and I am always doing research on various topics. This weeks topic relates 90% to your blog. I already bookmarked you for future use. If you want to exchange information I will leave my url at the bottom of this. If you don�t mind I will add my 2 cents to this blog topic once in awhile. Although most of the time I just like to read and see what other people�s thoughts are! (hey I am a teacher!)
Thanks again!cheap private health insurance.

 
At 5:08 PM, Anonymous Scott Arthur Edwards said...

Hello I am the traffic man, zip, zip, zip. make a new resolution to get a flood of traffic to your website this year. Let me show you how to get FREE traffic to your site. Yes I said FREE, FREE, FREE!!! Don't delay.

To find out more, visit my internet marketing center site. It successfully covers FREE information exposing FREE traffic and internet marketing center related stuff. Don't forget - FREE, FREE, FREE. You have nothing to lose!

 
At 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, thanks for the info.

I'm ready to get my house in order and found a good start here.

Thanks,
natural dog food recipes

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger thomas said...

Truly couldn't agree much more.Need to finish my paper on buying term life insurance policy.Thanks for your time,buying term life insurance policy.

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger Stan said...

Thank You for visiting my home insurance blog. I will be posting more home insurance insurance related articles
in the future. Please leave your own comments, articles or info....Thanks
http://cheapcarinsurance1.blogspot.com

For more insurance information please visit
http://thehomeworkco.com/insurance/index.php

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Stan said...

Thank You for visiting my insurance blog. I will be posting more insurance insurance related articles
in the future. Please leave your own comments, articles or info....Thanks
http://cheapcarinsurance1.blogspot.com

For more insurance information please visit
http://thehomeworkco.com/insurance/index.php

 
At 5:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A fine blog you have here!!

You are welcome to visit my site http://www.small-business-web-design.ssr.be-top ranking web site design

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

New Blog Submission Software Takes Total Domination To A whole New Level, And Allows Complete Control Over Any Market and Any Product You Sell.--Renders All Other Marketing Methods Totally Useless by Comparison"
Click here: FREE DEMO

 
At 5:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent Blog. I found what I was looking for. I found you while searching on Yahoo. Your readers might be interested in level term life insurance Have a great day.

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you, Friend, how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
job portal
It covers job portal related contents.
All the best!

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you, Friend, how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
job portal
It covers job portal related contents.
All the best!

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you, Friend, how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
job portal
It covers job portal related contents.
All the best!

 
At 1:16 AM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you, Friend, how impressed I was with it.
I give you my best wishes for your future endeavors.
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
job portal
It covers job portal related contents.
All the best!

 

Post a Comment

<< Home