Senate Budget Committee Approves Over $4 Billion In Federal FundingThu, 29 Apr 2021 06:00:41 EDT
State Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Stamas (R-Midland) said the supplemental budget bills approved by the committee on Wednesday would invest over $4.4 billion in federal funding.
One bill includes $3.5 billion in federal and state funding, much of it towards problems caused by the pandemic. Another bill includes $943 million to restore school funding.
Earlier, the dollars were attached to a provision that the governor relinquish some of her executive powers and she had vetoed those proposals on two occasions.
The bills now head to the full Senate for consideration.
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