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Bathroom legislation, and other bills to watch in Austin

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Will Weissert

House budget writers want to pull $2. 5 billion from the state's cash reserves, or rainy day fund, to soften the blow of slumping oil prices that have left Texas with a shortfall of up to $6 billion just to meet the current level of state services over the next two fiscal years.

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Paredes: Higher ed funding must be rethought

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Lauren McGaughy

Texas must completely revamp how it funds higher education, particularly financial aid going to the state's neediest students, if it wants to meet its long-term goals, the higher education chief said Tuesday.