Texas House members may be finally recovered today from a marathon 18-hour debate on the budget that stretched into the pre-dawn hours Wednesday morning. But reverberations from the debate are still echoing across the state.
One of the measures in the House version of the budget that is drawing a good deal of attention is a proposal to take $3 million dollars out programs aimed at preventing HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and instead, spend the money on abstinence education. The amendment was sponsored by State Representative Stuart Spitzer, a Republican from Kaufman.
Phillip Schnarrs, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion at The University of Texas at San Antonio joins the Standard on Thursday to discuss the measure.