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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
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Austin, Texas 78711
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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2015
Contact: Megan Hanson
512-463-0112
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE APPROVES SB 53

AUSTIN – The Senate Finance Committee today approved SB 53 by Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, to require that state agencies undergo a fiscal review, also known as a zero-based budgeting review, on a rotating basis that would coincide with the agency's sunset review.

"This bill will ensure that the budgets of our state agencies undergo a deep scrubbing on a rotating basis. These fiscal reviews are important because they will make sure that taxpayer dollars are being used responsibly and that we are achieving our intended results," Senator Nelson said.

The bill will now move before the full Senate.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.

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