May 22, 2013 9:04 AM
AUSTIN - Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst says he is taking House leaders at their word, and that delicate pieces of a complicated Texas budget deal will be passed.
A big test comes today. That is when the House is expected to finally take up a new state water plan that is crucial to a spending compromise.
It comes a day after the House blew off a midnight vote deadline amid signs of distrust and frustration. House Democrats want assurance that a separate spending bill in the Senate's hands will include an extra $200 million for public schools.
Another major part of the budget if tax relief. Dewhurst says $1.5 billion in tax cuts and refunds were approved yesterday by the Senate, which must now negotiate final numbers with the House.
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