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While the Texas Senate put voter identification legislation on a fast track Monday, the House overwhelmingly rejected an effort to bypass the normal committee process so a bill could be approved without public testimony. Keying off Gov. Rick Perry 's declaration of the issue as...
Border security funding would get a slight boost, but public schools, higher education, criminal justice and health care for poor Texans would be cut under Senate leaders' first crack at a bare-bones budget. The $158.7 billion, two-year starting-point measure filed Monday by...
Nearly 650,000 Texans who haven’t paid surcharge penalties for drunken driving, no insurance and other violations are being offered a one-time amnesty by the state. Signaling what may be the end of the troubled Driver Responsibility Program, motorists who owe surcharges of $750...
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...
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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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...
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...