Texas Senate leaders pan House’s school-finance bill as ‘Band-Aid’

March 2017 File Photo/Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN — Senate Republicans on Tuesday belittled the House’s school funding bill as a "Band-Aid" that would further bloat the finances of Texas’ public schools. Speaking for the Senate GOP caucus, Friendswood Sen. Larry Taylor said a $1.8 billion bill passed by the House Monday wouldn’t make schools more efficient. …

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