Bonnen likely to be next House Speaker, Sunset Commission says windstorm agency is broken, Austin ISD looking to address deficit spending

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State Rep. Dennis Bonnen, barring something unforeseen, will be the next speaker of the Texas House, Rice University political science professor Mark Jones said Monday.

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association is “broke, in debt and facing a shrinking revenue pool,” according to a review of the beleaguered agency by the state’s Sunset Commission.

Redrawing boundaries and consolidating campuses are among the changes being considered by a task force in the deficit-strained Austin Independent School District (AISD), where parents are concerned about possible cuts to fine arts and specialty programs, according to a recent news report.

The sexual abuse claims against former Texas House member and judge Paul Pressler have been dismissed.

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