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The Rainy Day Fund: Relating to making an appropriation of money from the economic stabilization fund for expenditure during the current state fiscal biennium. Read & Follow the Bill
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 7:15 pm report abuse
Vote is in.....HB275 passes 142-2.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 7:00 pm report abuse
Alonzo withdraws all of his amendments. No other amendments, speaking for and against HB 275.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:55 pm report abuse
Zerwas motion to table Amendment by Gutierrez prevails 97-49
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:52 pm report abuse
Rep. Guitierrez, "We can not just kick this can down the road!"
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:51 pm report abuse
Next amendment (19) by Gutierrez, adds $500 million to DADS.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:45 pm report abuse
Motion to table prevails 94-52.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:43 pm report abuse
Chairman Pitts opposes Rep. Turner's amendment. Moves to table Amendment 18.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:41 pm report abuse
Amendment 18 laid out by Turner, relating to all local community colleges. "total cuts to community colleges is over $400 million!"
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:36 pm report abuse
Motion to Table prevails 92-51
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:26 pm report abuse
Rep. Zerwas, speaking opposition, "Really need to take a very pointed look on how to do this....", moves to table Amendment 17.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:19 pm report abuse
Rep. Marquez, relating to nursing home cuts, "Where are we going to put these seniors?"
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:17 pm report abuse
Amendment 17 by Marquez relating to protecting nursing homes from budget cuts and fund nursing projects.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:15 pm report abuse
Rep. Otto's motion to table prevails 95-49.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 6:13 pm report abuse
Rep. Gallego lays out Amendment 16, relating to PreK education funding. "If you support public education, then you need to put your money where your mouth is!"
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:57 pm report abuse
Rep. Eiland lays out amendment to amendment and is adopted
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:55 pm report abuse
Motion to table Amendment 13 prevails 95-49
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:52 pm report abuse
Rep. Pitts moves to table Amendment 13.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:50 pm report abuse
Amendment 13 by Castro is laid out, relates to restore full funding for Texas grants in higher education.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:48 pm report abuse
Motion to table Amendment 12 prevails 93-48-2.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:46 pm report abuse
Representative Aycock moves to table Amendment 12. Rep. Hochberg argues that we need a better way to fix our school funding problem. Amendment is a commitment to work on a solution for 2012 and 2013.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 5:25 pm report abuse
Motion to table Amendment 11 prevails 100-43.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 4:47 pm report abuse
Amendment 5 laid out by Rep Walle. Rep. Pitts moves to table and Prevails 97-48.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 4:40 pm report abuse
Pitts moves to table amendment 3
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 4:39 pm report abuse
Amendment 3 by Gallego move $$ into Foundation School Program to fund public schools.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 4:38 pm report abuse
Motion to table amendment 2 prevails 96-49.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 3:54 pm report abuse
Amendment 1 by Rep. Turner, to set the Rainy Day amount to 5.2 billion dollars to increase funding to help keep nursing home facilities.
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(Travis County) March 31, 2011, 3:43 pm report abuse
HB275 is now laid out by Chairman Pitts
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(Travis County) March 30, 2011, 11:11 am report abuse
From Fox News Dallas/FW: Texas to Use $3.2 Billion from Rainy Day Funds

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/031511-texas-to-use-$3.2-billion-from-rainy-day-funds
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(Travis County) March 30, 2011, 11:04 am report abuse
HB275 will be heard on the Chamber floor, scheduled for 8:30 am at 3/31/11.
temzy.kline
(Travis County) March 10, 2011, 3:13 pm report abuse
There is some VERY interesting conversation going on in committee. Rep. Turner has been VERY feisty today.
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(Travis County) March 7, 2011, 2:31 pm report abuse
Introduced and referred to committee on House Appropriations 3/1/11
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(Travis County) March 7, 2011, 1:05 pm report abuse
Here is a link to frequently asked questions about the Rainy Day Fund, provided by the Legislative Reference Library of Texas:

http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/whatsNew/client/index.cfm/2011/2/28/FAQs-about-the-Economic-Stabilization-Rainy-Day-Fund
 
 
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