Senate OKs supplemental budget

May 27, 2009 10:14:25 AM PDT
The Texas Senate has approved a $2.3 billion supplemental budget to cover unexpected costs in the final months of 2009. The proposal approved Wednesday includes $150 million for repairs to the hurricane-ravaged University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston that was damaged last year during Hurricane Ike.

It also contains $11 million for restoration of the governor's mansion, burned last year in a fire.

The bill includes around $1 billion less than a supplemental budget approved by the House last month. The measure now goes back to the House for consideration.

The legislation is different from the main $182 billion budget bill, which is also still pending and covers state spending for the coming two years.

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