Texas Senate Committee Assignments Released
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has appointed Senate members to the following committees:
88th Legislative Session Texas Senate Committees
Senate Committee on Administration
Bob Hall, Chair
Drew Springer, Vice Chair
Senate Committee on Border Security
Brian Birdwell, Chair
Peter Flores, Vice Chair
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa
Senate Committee on Busines...
AUSTIN — Today, Senator Joan Huffman, R-Houston, filed Senate Bill 1, the Senate's base
budget for the 2024-2025 biennium. The general appropriations bill is a culmination of months of
due diligence and input from state agencies and stakeholders. It establishes property tax relief,
public safety, mental health, education, and many other critical needs as priorities for the upcoming
"The state's commitment to fiscal responsibility has paid major dividends and the...
House and Senate Introduce Base Budget Bills
House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1 – the introduced base budget bills that cover fiscal years 2024 and 2025 - have been filed. These proposals serve as the starting point for the Legislature’s budget deliberations. There are many steps in the budget process with multiple opportunities for change. To learn more about the state budget process, click here. We will also provide more details as they become available.
House Bill 1 as filed, click her...
Phelan Re-Elected Speaker of the Texas House
The Texas Legislature today convened for the 88th legislative session. Shortly after gaveling in for the swearing-in ceremony, members of the Texas House of Representatives took the oath of office and elected Representative Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) to serve as Speaker for a second term by a vote of 145-3 (Schatzline, Slaton, and Tindersholt). Two members – Rep. Richard Hayes and Rep. Ana-Maria Ramos - were absent.
The only other nominee for S...
Comptroller Releases Biennial Revenue Estimate for FY 2024-2025
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the Biennial Revenue Estimate (BRE) today, showing the state is projected to have a record $188.2 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2024-25 biennium, a 26.3 percent increase from the 2022-23 biennium.
The increase is a direct result of vigorous economic growth since the end of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, spikes in energy prices and, unfortunately, the...