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Police say a suspicious package delivered to Sen. John Cornyn's suburban Dallas office triggered an evacuation of the top two floors of the large building where the office is located. The package was delivered Wednesday morning to Cornyn's 11th floor office in Farmers Branch...
Texas must overhaul current laws on Medicaid and public schools to slash spending on health and education and avoid broad tax increases, the Senate’s chief budget writer said Wednesday. The state also must cut certain medical services now enjoyed by poor adults and hope for help...
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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...