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Monday, February 2, 2015


Darren explains it all. The budget, that is. In this week’s Legislative News Hotline video, Darren Whitehurst, TMA’s vice president for advocacy, delves into the details of the Senate and House draft budget bills — Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 1 — estimated spending of each, and what they mean for medicine. Senate Finance Committee Chair Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) has scheduled committee hearings on SB 2 starting today. Article 2 — the part of the budget that tackles health and human services — is scheduled for the week of Feb. 16. Senator Nelson plans to finish SB 2 hearings by the end of February. The House will start hearings on HB 1 once House Speaker Joe Straus makes Appropriations Committee chair and committee appointments.


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