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May 24, 2021      5:24 PM

New Texas budget language would block Gov. Abbott from making unilateral decisions on roughly $16 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding

After bipartisan backlash from members of the Legislature over the stripping of budget language that would have barred Gov. Greg Abbott from unilaterally making decisions on what to do with roughly $16 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding, QR has learned new language is being added to the spending plan to ensure Abbott cannot make those decisions on his own.

By Harvey Kronberg and Scott Braddock

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