Texas - State lawmakers will learn how much money they will have available on the next budget.
Republican Comptroller Susan Combs is releasing her revenue estimate.
That crucial number sets the limit on what lawmakers can spend for 2014 and 2015.
Some budget observers expect Combs to announce a surplus that could exceed 8 billion dollars.
A fight over the reversal of deep cuts to public education and social services is set to begin when a new session begins Tuesday.
Both parties have already taken opposite sides of the issue.