The senators who will help finalize the state budget—which affects 28 million Texans—are all white and Republican, and four of the five are from the Houston area.
Many Texans think their property taxes are too high. But the highly regressive sales tax would put even more of a burden on those who can least afford it.
In a powerful floor speech Monday, Senator Kel Seliger offers a demonstration of decency that diminishes the lieutenant governor’s raw power play.
Unless a compromise can be reached next week, Patrick's decision to move forward will upend decades of Senate tradition.
The governor, lieutenant governor and speaker line up behind a penny increase to the sales tax to provide property tax relief.
The Texas Senate has tacitly endorsed President Trump’s threat to shut down the border if necessary—a dangerous move for the economy and the president’s political future.
The strengths of Beto O'Rourke's senate candidacy have been cast in a harsher light now that he's a presidential contender.
The embattled state official visited the Rio Grande Valley to encourage voter participation.
The support from Altria marks a reversal from the tobacco company's viewpoint in 2017.
The Fort Worth lawmaker led the charge to decriminalize a summer tradition.