The bill, the centerpiece of a spending package that will deliver tax relief demanded by Gov. Rick Perry, funds key state programs and creates a $2 billion infrastructure fund to address long-neglected water needs, was approved, 118-29 in the state House Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported.
The main budget measure, known as Senate Bill 1, when combined with the supplemental House Bill 1025, will provide about $4 billion more to public schools, erasing most of the $5.4 billion in cuts in 2011, the newspaper said.
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