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Texas House Closes Budget Debate for the Night

Lawmakers will break until Sunday.
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Lawmakers will break until Sunday.

The Texas House has ended debate for the night on the state budget.  Lawmakers were able to get through the first 3 articles of the $164 billion bill - that includes general government (I), health and human services (II) and education (III).

Instead of picking up where they left off later today - lawmakers will wait until Sunday at 4 p.m.  This gives them time to attend the funeral of Rep. Alma Allen's husband on Saturday.

There's still plenty of work to do.  The debate could last until early Monday morning.

Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.
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