In his most aggressive terms yet, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick excoriated Texas universities for raising their tuition in recent years, suggesting that the Texas Senate will try to limit tuition growth when it reconvenes next year.
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AUSTIN — The state is facing big problems affecting vulnerable populations that will take significant money to fix at the same time that a slump in the energy industry is chipping into its revenues, House Speaker Joe Straus warned Tuesday.
AUSTIN — Texas’ new method for grading teachers violates state law because it relies too much on student test scores, according to a new lawsuit filed Wednesday against Education Commissioner Mike Morath.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will publish a book next month, 16 months into his first term.
In a unanimous decision released Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold Texas’ current system for drawing legislative districts so that they are roughly equal in population.
As Texas transportation planners built toll roads in recent decades to keep up with growth that outpaced what lawmakers spent on highways, they racked up about $38 billion worth of debt.
State lawmakers next session may renew an age-old clash between two intrinsically Texan values: property rights and energy interests.
Texas regulators on Thursday approved the Ray L. Hunt family’s high-stakes plan to purchase and reshape the state’s largest electric utility. But they added major revisions, prolonging the battle to own Oncor.
Proponents of tougher state-based immigration enforcement in Texas won a small but significant victory on Thursday.
The number of abortions performed in Texas dropped significantly in 2014, with almost 9,000 fewer procedures in the state compared to the year before.