Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with the next state budget, but decrease isn’t as bad as feared

Recession cuts how much lawmakers can spend with the next state budget, but decrease isn’t as bad as feared

Texas lawmakers will enter the legislative session this week with an estimated $112.5 billion available to allocate for general purpose spending in the next two-year state budget, a number that’s down slightly from the current budget but is significantly higher than what was estimated this summer when the…
A child so sick they feared the worst, now they urge change

A child so sick they feared the worst, now they urge change

MONTPELIER, Idaho – Kale Wuthrich watched doctors surround his son in the emergency room, giving him fluids though IV tubes, running a battery of tests and trying to stabilize him. He was enveloped by the confusion and fear that had been building since his 12-year-old suddenly fell ill…