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Stand-out health care-related Texas budget riders

Emily Viles | Jun 6, 2019 | Texas

The Texas budget contains a number of health care-related budget riders that are worth keeping an eye on. These contingent appropriations direct how funds will be collected and spent during the interim and, in some cases, are used as policy amendments. Riders passed in previous legislative sessions are often included...[ Read More ]

Texas HHS budget proposals: House vs. Senate

Sara Gentzler | May 6, 2019 | Texas

The Texas House of Representatives passed its $251.1 billion 2020-21 budget on a 145-2 vote at the end of March. On April 9, the Senate unanimously passed its $247.7 billion version of the budget. The two proposals differ in their funding of Health and Human Services -- the House allocates...[ Read More ]