Well you heard about for quite some time state budget cuts affecting your children’s education. Now the vote is just days away. Early this week lawmakers expected to make a decision on slashing $4 billion to our public education. The house appropriations committee has already approved the new school finance plan as part of a larger budget bill. The full house is expected to vote on the bill this week. It’s an issue our local Texas State Teachers Association is following closely. The TSTA is asking all of Laredo to stay informed about all the bills being voted on that affect public education and asking parents to get involved. Meanwhile, again the bill involving this $4 billion budget cut is expected to take place early this week.