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Texas Historical Commission Expects to Get Funds

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011  |  Updated 10:00 AM CDT
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Texas Historical Commission Expects to Get Funds

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Some legislators have rejected calls to eliminate state funding for the Texas Historical Commission.

Gov. Rick Perry has proposed no longer funding the commission as lawmakers face a projected $15 billion shortfall in the next two-year budget.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jim Pitts of Waxahachie said Tuesday that the commission will be included in the chamber's version of a budget proposal. Pitts didn't provide an amount.

The Austin American-Statesman reports the Texas Historical Commission's budget for the current fiscal year tops $100 million. About 20 percent comes from the general revenue fund. The commission employs about 220 people and operates 20 state historical sites.

Senate leaders have discussed a plan to use money from the state's Preservation Trust Fund to maintain a downsized Texas Historical Commission.

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