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House budget plan is responsible, disciplined

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus (San Antonio) released the following statement Tuesday following the House Appropriations Committee’s unanimous approval of House Bill 1, the General Appropriations Act:

“I want to thank Chairman Otto, the subcommittee chairs and all of the members of the Appropriations Committee for their outstanding work on House Bill 1. The House budget is a responsible, disciplined plan that sets the right priorities for a growing state. It addresses education and transportation, it increases transparency and it will allow the House to provide meaningful tax relief. I look forward to working with all the members of the House on this budget.”