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(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released the state’s Biennial Revenue Estimate today, showing the state is projected to have approximately $104.9 billion in revenue available for general-purpose spending during the 2018-19 biennium. This represents a 2.7 percent...
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on Comptroller Glenn Hegar’s Biennial Revenue Estimate: “Texans expect their government to live within its means, and I fully expect to sign a budget that does just that. As fiscal conservatives, we must treat our state...
Texas lawmakers agree on the need to improve the state's beleaguered child welfare system, but how to do it and to pay for it during a tight budget year are still very much up in the air. Troubles have been mounting at the state agency that investigates reports of child abuse...
China has reiterated its opposition to any contacts between U.S. officials and Taiwan's government following a meeting Sunday between Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Gov. Greg Abbott and the self-governing island's President Tsai Ing-wen. Cruz and Abbot met with Tsai while she was...
Texas lawmakers will decide whether to embrace an issue that caused a national uproar in North Carolina - banning transgendered people from using the bathroom of their choice. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a top social conservative voice in the state, unveiled the proposed law Thursday...
Retail gasoline prices in Texas and nationwide have started 2017 on a higher note. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump statewide rose a nickel this week to reach an average $2.16 per gallon. The average gasoline price across the U.S. increased 6 cents to...
Dallas County is suing the state to keep under wraps records on a man's death after a struggle with deputies in the county jail lobby. The Dallas County grand jury had declined any indictments in the August 2015 death of Joseph Hutcheson. The Dallas Morning News reports his...
A bikini-clad black teenager who was shoved to the ground by a white Texas police officer seeks $5 million in a lawsuit alleging negligence, false arrest, assault and excessive force. The lawsuit, filed Dec. 19, names the city of McKinney, its police department and now-former...
A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of new Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning whether they override existing state cremation laws. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks on Wednesday pressed state attorneys on whether Texas...