Abbott vetoes $120 million in spending from $217 billion state budget
AUSTIN -- Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday signed a $217 billion budget meant to fund state operations for the next two years, vetoing a handful of earmarked items largely because he said the initiatives could be funded by other means.
Abbott cut about $120 million with line-item vetoes, according to his statement.
"This budget achieves all of these goals while restraining state-controlled spending below the growth in the state's estimated population and inflation, "Abbott said in a statement. "During the upcoming special session of the 85th Legislature, passage of legislation or a... read more