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State lawmakers who begin meeting Tuesday in Austin are bracing for a debate over where to cut current services.

 

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Animal Care Services is one of the agencies with increased funding in the budget approved by City Council last week. ACS will use those funds to expand some pilot programs it says are working to forward its mission.

“Which is increasing that live release rate, while enforcing the laws controlling the stray animal population and providing education and outreach,” says ACS Director Heber Lefgren.

The Animal Care Services budget for the coming fiscal year is $13.8 million. That’s $900,000 more than the agency got this year.

Abbott Expresses Caution on High-Speed Rail

Sep 15, 2016
Patrick Svitek / The Texas Tribune

WACO — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday expressed caution about high-speed rail in Texas, warning that any investment in transportation must not be a "money-losing proposition."

It was one of several notable topics that came up during a wide-ranging Q-and-A with the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, where Abbott also vouched for the continuation of the Texas Enterprise Fund and provided a brief preview of the next legislative session.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio’s $2.5 billion budget for fiscal year 2017 was approved in an unanimous vote by City Council on Thursday morning.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

The City of San Antonio’s 2017 Budget is in the final stages of approval. City Manager Sheryl Sculley presented a $2.5 billion dollar budget Thursday that includes additional police officers, extra parental leave when employees have new children, and smart cities initiatives.

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