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Texas House Passes Bare Bones Budget
The Texas House voted 98-49 Sunday night to slash funding for public schools, nursing homes and college financial aid in a dramatic show by Republicans elected on a limited-government message in the face of a massive budget shortfall.
Republican Freshmen Come on Strong in State Legislature
Newly elected state lawmakers are usually treated like children. Veteran lawmakers remind them they are to be seen and not heard.  They're told to get along they have to go along, and most do. But not this year.  The current freshman class is refusing to just sit and be quiet.

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