Sen. Birdwell eyes water, education


State Sen. Brian Birdwell of Granbury on Monday was in caucus in preparation for Tuesday’s noon start of the 83rd legislative session – a session that, by all accounts, will be full of challenges and fireworks.

One challenge will be deciding how to spend the $101.4 billion that state Comptroller Susan Combs said will be in the budget for the next two years. There will also be an extra $11.8 billion in the Rainy Day Fund, she said.


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