Abbott Signs School Finance Bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law landmark legislation providing $11.6 billion in school financing– one of legislature’s biggest achievements this year– in a massive overhaul of Texas’ long-beleaguered and often constitutionally-unscrupulous school finance system. Article 7 Section 1 of the Texas Constitution mandates adequate funding of free public education. The Texas Tribune reports the Republican governor signed House Bill 3 during a triumphant ceremony on Tuesday at Parmer Lane Elementary School in Austin, flanked by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and several other lawmakers. Get the whole story online at;