According to Community Impact, the Texas Legislature finally adopted a budget of $197 billion for the 2014-2015 biennium. That's even higher than the $194 billion they were considering earlier.
The 2012-2013 budget was $174 billion.
Both houses of the Texas Legislature are controlled by Republicans. The governor is also a Republican.
You might have heard news accounts that suggest Republicans like to cut government spending. In real life, Republicans very much prefer to increase spending.
If you're interested in cutting government spending, support Libertarians.
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