Environment Texas says only 40 percent of the $2.5 billion collected over 26 years has actually gone to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Members of the Texas House Democratic Caucus are calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session addressing gun violence.
A bipartisan group of San Antonio and Austin legislators is asking for a study of passenger rail connecting the cities before the next legislative session.
San Antonio City Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for state and federal governments to address gun violence Thursday.
It wasn’t all bad news on Wednesday, as San Antonio City Council was briefed on the high and low points in the 86th Texas legislative session.
Legislation blocking paid sick leave ordinances missed the deadline to be considered on the House floor. Now businesses are counting on the courts.
House Bill 3 would increase base funding for each student, compress tax rates, and reduce the amounts wealthier districts pay to shore up poorer districts.
Initial estimates show that House Bill 3 could boost San Antonio school district’s revenue per student by as much as $1,188 in fiscal year 2020.
Senate Bill 12 would boost state, school district and teacher contributions over the next six years. Retirees would get one-time “13th” checks of up to $500.
The bill would also nullify mandates some local city councils in major Texas cities have already tried to put in place. The measure is now eligible to be taken up by the full Senate.