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Sun May 21, 2017, 06:27 AM

Abbott wins last-minute money for recruiting business after threatening to veto Texas budget

AUSTIN -- House and Senate budget negotiators tentatively approved a belt-tightening, two-year state budget early Sunday, but only after conceding some additional millions to Gov. Greg Abbott for his prized pots of economic-development money.

After a top Abbott aide reportedly said the Republican governor would veto the budget if lawmakers didn't add more money for his pet projects, 10 key lawmakers from the two chambers did some last-minute dickering.

"We just reviewed what was in his budget and just agreed that we needed to probably make some adjustments, which will be reflected in the budget," said chief House negotiator John Zerwas, R-Richmond.

"He clearly felt he needed more ... in order to carry out some of his economic development" efforts, Zerwas said of Abbott.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/05/20/texas-budget-negotiators-reach-consensus-austere-spending-plan

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joshdawg May 2017 #1

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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:46 PM

1. That's right you spineless pieces of shit,

give in to that pile of excrement in the Governor's mansion.
His so-called economic development just means a tax break for the millionaires. It's all bullshit.

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