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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...
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...
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...
Gov. Rick Perry took his unprecedented fourth oath of office on Tuesday overshadowed by the state’s equally unprecedented budget challenge, but promising that Texas can show the nation how to set priorities and limit government. Perry used his Inaugural to once again lambaste...
The University of Texas has partnered with Zipcar Inc. to launch a campus car-sharing program. The school will host a press conference and launch event on Wednesday, Jan. 19, where officials will explain the partnership and showcase one of the cars. Beginning this week, students...