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Even if the Texas Legislature abolishes so-called sanctuary cities — something Gov. Rick Perry says needs to be done at the start of the current legislative session — police won't have a means of checking immigration status or the authority to arrest illegal immigrants. Perry...
After the votes were tallied and the winners announced in last November's elections, more than $13.4 million poured into the campaign coffers of the 181 winning Texas legislators and the state's top two elected officials. Even if one subtracts the combined $2.1 million raised by...
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Our insiders have David Dewhurst as the runaway favorite to succeed U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison at this early point in the game, and they think the top three influences in the race will be money, conservative Republicans and Barack Obama. Other candidates they think might get...
The City of Austin, which last week was on the verge of hiring a construction company to dismantle the Holly Power Plant, has decided to throw out all bids for the project amid questions about why a relatively expensive proposal became the city's preferred choice. The contract...
Outraged groups — from doctors and health executives to teachers, the elderly, advocates for abused children and even some Republicans — ripped the proposed House budget Wednesday, saying it would send the state backward. Critics heaped scorn on the House GOP leaders’ all-cuts...
A Dallas police officer has filed the latest in a string of lawsuits around the country that claim jolts of electricity received during Taser training caused fractured backs and other severe injuries. The makers of the popular stun gun, however, say that their products are safe...
Proposed state budget cuts could have a major impact on the Austin area. The first draft, released Tuesday night, would cut about $13.7 billion in state spending. Texas public schools will have to cut their budgets by $5 billion, a nd 9,600 state workers could lose their jobs...
In the end, it was a political exercise — predictable and orderly. Every Texas Republican — indeed every House Republican — did what they promised to do in the campaign: They voted to repeal the health-reform overhaul they deride as "ObamaCare." And every Texas Democrat — and...