Feb 15, 2011

TMA Fights Budget, Patient Safety Battles

The 2011 session of the Texas Legislature convened Jan. 11 and, as expected, the state's dire budget situation became lawmakers' immediate focus. Even before committees were appointed, House and Senate budget writers laid out proposed budget bills that slashed tens of billions of dollars from current state spending levels. Health and human services programs and medical education were hit hard by the proposed cuts.

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