Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Breitbart Texas has opted not to release the videos made with hidden cameras by the American Phoenix Foundation after all, leading to questions about what was really on them.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The opposition of faith-based adoption agencies making placements with same-sex couples hits the House floor today in an amendment that could take down the overhaul of the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
A new study found federal subsidies helped reduce the percentage of Texans lacking health insurance from about 25 percent to 17 percent, but a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court could suddenly end those subsidies.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Democrat Bill Hobby was lieutenant governor in the 1970s when the current state spending cap was adopted. Today, he argues against making it tighter.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A contentious breakfast between the state leadership today ended with Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick declaring he was tired of Governor Greg Abbott and Speaker Joe Straus “picking on me.”
Representative Jonathan Stickland apparently is the mastermind behind an amendment that would bar police from actively enforcing bans on the unpermitted carrying of handguns.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Texas Association of Business President Bill Hammond’s appearance at a news conference of Democrats and human rights activists to oppose anti-gay legislation raises the question: Has the Republican Party moved too far to the right?
In 2011 the Texas Legislature turned down federal money in order to exclude Planned Parenthood from receiving state funds. Four years later a new report shows what happens when a state takes over the Women’s Health Program.
Monday, April 6, 2015
The transportation company seeks a change in the way it’s regulated on a statewide basis, and it’s managed to mobilize a lot of supporters—both in and out of Texas. But does a statewide regulatory platform for Uber make sense?
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
State Representative Stuart Spitzer wants Texans to abstain from sex out of wedlock, but the statistics show the teens have their cars a-rockin’ in his district.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
A new federal disaster preparedness rule is threatening to withhold hazard mitigation money from Texas if state leaders do not embrace climate change as a factor in weather disasters.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Fundamentalist Christians rallied at the Texas Capitol today, preparing themselves for the expectation that the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn bans on same-sex marriage.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
The vast majority of Texans pay their property taxes, traffic citations, parking tickets and tolls on time and as required by law. Unfortunately, there are a relatively small percentage of people who do not.
For more than 39 years, Linebarger Goggan has been helping its government clients fund essential public services such as police and fire protection, education and roads. More than 500 cities across the nation count on their law firm to recover the hundreds of millions of dollars they are owed in delinquent taxes, fees and fines.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The debate Wednesday on HB 11 for border security revealed that last year’s surge of DPS troopers and National Guardsmen concentrated on just two counties on the Mexican frontier.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
A miniature controversy erupted Wednesday at the state capitol, when a Republican lawmaker covered the name plaque outside his office with a paper sign labeling him as a “Former Fetus.”