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Speaker Straus proud of resounding passage of HB 1

Speaker Joe Straus released the following statement Wednesday after the House overwhelmingly approved House Bill 1, the proposed state budget for the next two years:

“While it may have taken longer than usual, I am proud of the way Members worked together on this budget and stayed focused on the needs of their constituents.Wednesday’s overwhelming vote is a testament to the leadership of Chairman Otto and his team.”