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Billion dollar budget cuts to education

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Amarillo, TX- Many are still questioning the state's budget after the special legislative session wraps up in Texas.

Good news for many out there, taxes were not increased for Texas residents to help deal with the budget shortfall, but extreme cuts were made to education.

In the balanced budget, finalized in the special session, four billion dollars was taken from education funding.

Cutting some educators jobs and potentially impacting your child's ability to learn.

State Representative Four Price says education is a priority in the state, and he believes changes can be made to solve the problem.

"I certainly think that you know we could improve the way the system operates, we need to improve the way school district's are actually funded, I believe the amount of money ought to be adequate but you know, no amount of money is probably enough at any point of time," says Price.

Price adds although the decisions for cuts was hard, they kept education and health in their minds when making those choices.

Lawmakers say the state is doing what many residents are trying to do, live within their means.