DALLAS — The Texas House’s chief budget writer warned his colleagues Thursday that funding for state aid to public education and Medicaid could run out before the end of the next two-year budget cycle.

Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said aid to local school districts would be exhausted by February 2013 unless more revenue is found or the allocation formula is revised to reflect the $7.8 billion of cuts to local education in the House budget bill.

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