Grayson County leaders this week added their voices to a growing chorus of Texas civic authorities upset over a statehouse proposal to tighten limits on property taxes.
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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican state leaders on Wednesday called a judge’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration a “victory for the rule of law” and the Constitution, and demanded the administration halt all preparations to implement the programs that would defer the deportation of 4.7 million people living in the country illegally.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas should reorder its fiscal priorities to do more for education, roads and border security — and hand out $4.5 billion in tax cuts — even as it clamps down on spending for many programs.
Republican leaders are grappling with a San Antonio lawmaker over his effort to move next year’s Texas presidential primaries from March 1 to Jan. 26, an attempt to ensure that the Lone Star contest is a meaningful, perhaps spectacular, event.
In his first State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday identified five emergency items — early education, higher education, transportation, border security and ethics reform — for expedited consideration by the Legislature.
The head of Texas’ second largest public retirement system on Monday defended the agency’s $205 million, four-year contract with a health care company that a recent state audit found was handled carelessly, had substandard oversight and may have been biased.
AUSTIN, Texas — Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled Tuesday that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but the county will not issue marriage licenses to gay couples, at least for now.
AUSTIN — Texas’ big-city mayors on Monday voiced opposition to legislative efforts — renewed this year with more gusto than ever — to limit growth in their cities’ property tax revenue.
State Sen. Konni Burton is pushing a bill that would block communities from following Denton by banning hydraulic fracturing, saying such prohibitions infringe on individual property rights.
Advocates for immigrant rights from all over Texas gathered Wednesday for a rally on the south steps of the Capitol to oppose some measures filed by GOP legislators and to push for other proposals that would benefit the immigrant community in the state.