Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

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Texas Senate revives full bathroom bill with late-night move

Of that, 73 percent of the coverage was negative while 2 percent was positive.

The measure would have raised income tax rates and eliminated an exemption for more than 330,000 farmers and business owners.

"Meanwhile, the Senate is dead-set on giving millionaires and billionaires a tax break, leaving our elderly out of consideration".

"We are willing to accept your offer".

The additions made to SB 8 by Rep. Burkett and the Texas House deliver on Abbott's LIFE Initiative recommendations, and further protect the life of the unborn, Burkett said. Caryn Tyson, the Senate's leading tax negotiator.

But opponents argued that once Texas starts using public money to fund private schools, the program will expand exponentially, as voucher plans have in other states.

The state faces a projected budget shortfall of about $900 million over the next two years.

"This bill opens doors to Texas students by providing more funding and empowering parents of the most vulnerable students with options", said Stephanie Matthews, senior policy adviser with the Center for Education Freedom at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. It's just a sixth of the economy and the House has never passed such a massive bill under budget reconciliation without getting a CBO score, but the fact that he did that and that because of it the House might have to vote again?

Local school districts across the state are left with the task of formulating budgets for Fiscal Year 2017-18 without knowing how much state funds they will have to work with, putting in limbo such decisions as adding or cutting teachers, support staff and some programs.

"I think the average person out there in the state understands that, if the House Republicans have gotten tee-totally on board with House Democrats and Senate Democrats, then what you really have is a Democrat bill that House Republicans have capitulated and signed onto", Karnes said. However, Coleman, the bill's author, said the Senate's efforts were all for naught.

House members convened at 4 p.m., and accepted the six bills requested by the governor for introduction.

Both the Texas House and Senate are Republican-controlled, but state lawmakers have always been wary of increasing board influence.

The House last Friday passed its own plan to keep the sales tax as-is and foregoing the general income tax reduction.

Fluharty said the House version of the revenue bill would benefit older West Virginians who are at lower earning levels. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City.

That will mean bridging persistent gaps between House moderates - who want military spending increases without President Donald Trump's $54 billion in proposed cuts to domestic agencies next year - and conservatives, who want both to make those cuts and to cut deeper by slashing safety-net spending.

Critics of the Senate/Gov. Jim Justice compromise point to states, including Kansas and Oklahoma, that did not experience significant economic growth after making major cuts in income tax rates, resulting in massive budget deficits in both states. "I believe we did it in the right way". It's been eagerly awaited but shows little change on insurance coverage compared with the earlier version of the health bill, which collapsed. A Politico/Morning Consult poll this month found 44 percent of almost 2,000 people surveyed disapproved of the House bill compared with 38 percent who approved of it.

"The report makes clear that Trumpcare would be a cancer on the American health care system", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., using the nickname Democrats have tried pinning on the bill.

Without a budget resolution, Republicans won't be able to fast-track a tax overhaul through the Senate by insulating it from any Democratic filibuster.

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