Texas legislators moved quickly Thursday to restart their efforts to revamp school finance in day-one of the latest special session. The first 30-day special legislative session of the year ended Wednesday, with no agreement on how to pay for public schools.
Governor Rick Perry called lawmakers into another special session to try to get them to agree on an overhaul of the state's school finance system. House Speaker Tom Craddick and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst insist they had made significant progress during the last session. Both say they'll continue to work to find a solution.
A Senate committee Thursday passed a similar version of its education bill. A House committee passed an accompanying bill that cuts property taxes, while raising other taxes.
Texas Lawmakers Agree On Education Bill, Disagree On Funding