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The latest chapter in the feud between Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett over $830 million in federal money for education unfolded Tuesday, when, in his State of the State address, the governor called out a “certain Texas congressman” for singling out Texas “for...
By Sen. Carlos Uresti The state Senate tackled the controversial issue of eminent domain this week, sending the House a bill that provides strong new protections for Texas property owners. I joined my colleagues in a unanimous vote on SB 18, which prohibits the government or a...
Redistricting doesn't start until next week, but the first lawsuit has already been filed. Attorney Michael Hull of Austin, representing three North Texas voters, sued the state and a bunch of others, alleging that counting undocumented immigrants in political districts has an...
Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a major conservative gathering Friday that the federal government has grown into an intrusive, overbearing “monster.” “They call us reactionary or lacking compassion,” Perry said. “Do you agree with them that the only answer to our challenges is more...
The statewide power emergency that led to rolling blackouts for thousands of Texans last week will come under scrutiny by a number of state and national officials, with several investigations already under way. Two state Senate committees plan to hold hearings as soon as next...
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The City of Austin team tasked with changing downtown parking has voted on the recommendations that city council asked for last month. Those recommendations were based on the public's frustration with the lack of parking availability downtown. Talk to just about anyone who's...
A Texas judge has named a special counsel to investigate whether Toyota Motor Corp. intentionally hid evidence during a lawsuit filed by a woman paralyzed in a car accident. Court documents show District Judge John E. Neil appointed J. Gregory Coontz on Thursday after reviewing...
In our TribLive conversation this morning, state Rep. Rob Eissler , R-The Woodlands, the chair of the House Public Education Committee, said he opposed a bill by state Rep. Debbie Riddle , R-Houston, that would require school districts to check the immigration status of students...