Texas House approves $210 billion budget


State representatives pulled an all-nighter Tuesday before granting initial approval to the House chamber's $210 billion budget bill by a 141-5 vote.

During nearly 18-hours of debate, the House approved dozens of amendments to the two-year spending plan. More than 350 amendments were filed to the bill, but many lawmakers withrew theirs from consideration. By Wednesday morning, roughly 430 amendments, including amendments to proposed amendments, had been heard.

If the bill receives final approval, it will be reviewed alongside the Senate’s final budget in a joint committee.

To read more about some of the amendments to the House budget, click here