House to consider funding for volunteer fire departments

POSTED: 6:07 PM Apr 03 2013
AUSTIN, Texas -

On Thursday, the state house will consider whether to give more money to volunteer fire departments.

The house will be voting on the next fiscal budget. One item they'll consider is representative David Simpson's (R-Tyler) measure. It would ensure the $30 million dollars meant to pay for rural firefighters each year actually goes to volunteer departments.

Less than a quarter of that amount was given to them over the last two years.