State senators, left to right, Robert Nichols, Juan Hinojosa, Jane Nelson and John Whitmire listen to Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar testify about the effects of declining oil prices on the state budget at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 26 in Austin.
State senators, left to right, Robert Nichols, Juan Hinojosa, Jane Nelson and John Whitmire listen to Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar testify about the effects of declining oil prices on the state budget at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 26 in Austin. Jay Janner AP
State senators, left to right, Robert Nichols, Juan Hinojosa, Jane Nelson and John Whitmire listen to Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar testify about the effects of declining oil prices on the state budget at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee Jan. 26 in Austin. Jay Janner AP

Run the state budget like your household

March 17, 2017 8:27 PM