Parent-teacher and grassroots advocacy groups are armed with to-do lists for the 84th Legislature, as lawmakers face crucial decisions about the children of Texas.
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AUSTIN — House leaders, irked with the University of Texas System over its use of trust fund money, have proposed in their initial state budget to stop construction of the system’s $133 million headquarters building in downtown Austin.
Overriding objections from Democrats, the Texas Senate on Wednesday adopted rules that will make it easier for the Republican majority to pass legislation.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice should explore ways to make inmates and corrections officers safer on the road, several state lawmakers said Wednesday.
AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Abbott, R, Texas’s first new governor in 14 years, takes over as an oil boom that helped stoke the economy and tax collections shows signs of fading.
An unlikely coalition of industrial companies and environmental groups has formed to beat back efforts to raid a major state pollution program to pay for state highway projects.
AUSTIN — Insurance rates for Texas homeowners continue to rank third highest in the nation and are still well above the national average, according to a new report.
AUSTIN — Republican Dan Patrick of Houston promised Tuesday, as he became Texas’ 42nd lieutenant governor, to usher in a new era of political conservatism focused on tightening up the state border, offering school choice to parents and reducing taxes.
AUSTIN, Texas — Greg Abbott, taking office after the state’s longest-serving governor, pledged Tuesday to bring new resolve to intractable problems, partly by tapping the faith in God and Texas that helped lift him from a hospital bed 30 years ago.
HOUSTON — Last week’s ruling that BP Plc’s Macondo well dumped less oil into the Gulf of Mexico than the U.S. government claimed may trigger a settlement before a decision on the amount it must pay after a trial set to begin this week.