Battle of the Billions: Texas lawmakers debate $32.7 billion budget surplus

KPRC 2 wants to hear from YOU about how to use the surplus.

FILE - The U.S. and Texas state flags fly outside the state Capitol building on July 12, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images) (Sergio Flores, 2021 Getty Images) (getty)

Houston – The debate over Texas’ $300+ billion budget started Thursday with lawmakers in Austin reviewing the proposed House Bill 1.

Much of that debate will also revolve over the nearly $33 billion surplus.

Last year, KPRC 2 Investigates asked what you would want lawmakers to do with the then-projected surplus of $27 billion and this is what we got back. Again, this was based off of the early projections.

Related: What to do with Texas’ $24 billion budget surplus?

In 2022, KPRC 2 viewers weighed in with their thoughts on how lawmakers should use the projected budget surplus. Since then, the surplus actually grew to more than $30 billion. (Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

So, what do you want lawmakers to do with the $32.7 billion surplus?

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