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  • 'Hard choices' in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 5:56 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The oil bust already shrinking Texas' coffers is colliding with the possibility of the state getting socked with multibillion-dollar verdicts in major lawsuits, budget officials said Tuesday, which could test years of Republican resistance to cracking the state's emergency piggybank.