DALLAS – Texas lawmakers will have $101.4 billion available for their legislative session that begins Tuesday, a 12.4% increase over the previous two-year period, which brought painful reductions in education spending.

Comptroller Susan Combs provided the revenue estimate in Austin Monday as she is required to do before each legislative session.  Texas lawmakers budget for two-year periods, meeting in odd-numbered years.  The state’s fiscal year begins on Sept. 1.

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