Texas Senate Asks Attorney General To Weigh In On Budget Tactic

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningApril 14, 2017 12:15 pm, , ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, spoke with the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

It’s been about 2 weeks since the Texas Senate approved its budget proposal – but now the chief budget writer is asking the attorney general to weigh in.

“They’re trying to basically delay $2.5 billion that voters approved for transportation, even just a couple of days into the next cycle so that they free up some cash on paper to do some other things,” Ramshaw says. “So they’ve asked the attorney general for an opinion whether they can legally do it.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

-An update on the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission spending hearing

-The potential for a “bathroom bill” – this time out of the Texas House

-Why U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a trip to Texas this week