Landgraf prepares for state budget debate

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AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar)- State Representative Brooks Landgraf is preparing for the state budget debate on the House floor. 

Senate Bill 1, the state’s budget for 2022 and 2023, is set for debate on the House floor on Thursday.

“I’m fighting for resources for the Permian Basin,” Landgraf said. “So much of the state’s business is funded by what we do out here in West Texas, and it only makes sense for us to get our fair share of state resources so we can keep the state rocking and rolling. At the same time, I’m laser focused on keeping state spending as low as possible and only on items that are a priority for Texans.”

Landgraf says he has filed amendments to the budget to restore funding for UTPB to pre-pandemic levels and set aside additional funding to help police commercial vehicle traffic around the Permian Basin to make roads safer, according to a release. 

“We are the most productive energy producing region on earth and an integral part of the Texas economy. These facts should be reflected in the state budget,” Landgraf said.

This session’s budget bill has already passed out of the Texas Senate.

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May 30 2021 11:45 am