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Rep.Rose, Toni

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by: Rep. Rose, Toni

Appropriations Sub-Committee on Articles VI, VII, & VIII will oversee an
estimated $47.3 Billion of the Total State Budget

AUSTIN, TX - Today, State Representative Toni Rose (HD-110) was named Chair of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Articles VI, VII, and VIII, by Appropriations Chairman John Zerwas.

The House Appropriations Committee controls the budget allotments of every state agency in Texas. As Sub-Committee Chair to Articles VI, VII, and VIII, Representative Rose will lead budget considerations on issues of Natural Resources, Business and Economic Development, and business regulation.

Representative Rose served as an at-large member of the Appropriations Committee last biennium, securing $8.1 million to prevent the loss of mental health services in North Texas, $2 million for emergency response in North Texas, and $1 million for high-speed broadband in libraries across the state. Today’s announcement denotes increased leadership and responsibility within the Texas House of Representatives.

“I am deeply honored by this appointment and I look forward to working with House Appropriations Chairman Zerwas, Vice-Chairman Longoria, as well as the other 24 members of the Appropriations Committee. Let’s roll up our sleeves and work with the needs of all Texans in mind,” said Representative Rose. “Smart licensing and regulation coupled with back to work vocational training will promote the small business growth that fuels our state economy. Our most vulnerable communities need food security, Texas must continue the work of rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey, and we must protect natural resources like drinking water.”

The estimated budget for Natural Resources will total $8.9 billion, an increase of $2.3 billion from the last biennium, and includes $2.5 billion in federal dollars for Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery. Natural Resources also controls the budget for the Department of Agriculture, the Texas Railroad Commission, and will manage funding for child and adult food nutrition programs in schools and communities across Texas.

Business and Economic Development will increase by $1.2 billion dollars from last biennium, representing $37.8 billion of the state budget. Article VII controls funding for the Texas Department of Transportation, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas Lottery. “Transportation development coupled with job training and low-income child care services are the necessary ingredients to breaking cycles of poverty and getting struggling families back to meaningful work,” said Representative Rose.

Regulatory manages the budgets for agencies that regulate business industries across Texas, with a $633.7 million budget estimate for the biennium, controlling entitles such as the Texas Department of Insurance, the Texas Medical Board, the State Board of Plumbing Examiners, and the Public Utility Commission.

Elected in 2012, Representative Toni Rose represents District 110, which includes diverse communities including parts of Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove, Balch Springs and Mesquite. Representative Rose also serves on the Calendars, Human Services, and Redistricting Committees.

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room E2.306

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0664

(512) 463-0476 Fax

Dallas Mailing:

P.O. Box 398020

Dallas, TX 75339

Dallas Physical Office:

3155 Lancaster Rd.

Suite 220

Dallas, Texas 75216

(214) 371-3300

(214) 371-3304 Fax

Balch Springs Office:

3117 Hickory Tree Rd.

Balch Springs, Texas